- The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has vowed never to join the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of 2023
- El-Rufai was reacting to a spokesman of the Atiku campaign, Daniel Bawala, who expressed optimism that the Kaduna governor will dump the APC for the PDP
- The Kaduna governor, however, said not even his corpse will defect to the opposition PDP in a Twitter exchange
The Kaduna governor was reacting to claims by the spokesperson of PDP’s presidential campaign in 2023, Daniel Bawala, who insinuated in a Twitter post that the former minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) would soon dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He also described the Kaduna Governor as one of the finest politicians the North has ever produced.
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"My attention was drawn to @elrufai laughing at a comment made about me on my past video. Hmm @elrufai is one of the finest we have from the north, I will never join issues with him, especially because I am optimistic he will be with us before the 2023 elections," Bwala tweeted.
I will never join PDP - El-Rufai
Reacting, also via Twitter, Governor El-Rufai said:
“Thanks @BwalaDaniel but no, thanks. Never ever, not even my corpse will be found in the vicinities of your new-found political party. I still dey laugh!!! – @elrufai”
Femi Fani-Kayode speaks on dumping APC ahead of 2023
In another related development, Femi Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has denied dumping the ruling party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The former minister of aviation, in a tweet posted on his verified Twitter handle on Monday, July 25, said the reports about him dumping the APC are not true.
He added that any reports not emanating from him or his official social media handles should be disregarded by members of the public.