BREAKING: El Rufai Prepares to Fight Tinubu in 2 Courts, Details Surface

BREAKING: El Rufai Prepares to Fight Tinubu in 2 Courts, Details Surface

  • Eight months after the Senate rejected him, Nasir El-Rufai, former governor of Kaduna state, is reportedly set to commence a legal battle with the Bola Tinubu administration
  • Although members of the same party and allies during the 2023 Nigerian general elections, Legit.ng understands that Messrs El-Rufai and President Tinubu were never best of friends
  • After he was denied a ministerial opportunity in 2023, coupled with the recent rumours of him being interested in the 2027 presidency, El-Rufai has reportedly decided to take action

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering politics, elections, and governance in Nigeria.

FCT, Abuja - Nasir El-Rufai, the immediate past governor of Kaduna state, is reportedly preparing to "fight" President Bola Tinubu in at least two courts.

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As reported by Vanguard newspaper on Saturday, April 6, the prospects of the battle are to be staged in Nigerian courts where El-Rufai expects to clear his name of the allegation of being a security risk, which denied him a ministerial position.

Nasir El-Rufai prepares to fight Tinubu in two Nigerian courts
Former Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, is reportedly gearing up for a legal battle with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Photo credits: @B_ELRUFAI, @elrufai
Source: Twitter

The former governor also allegedly wants to exonerate himself after several commenters said he will challenge Tinubu’s re-election in 2027.

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Allies of Nasir El-Rufai reportedly stated that the 64-year-old has been publicly humiliated by the Tinubu administration.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain's failure to get a security clearance allegedly shocked several of his associates, given his strategic role in moving the hands of northern governors to back Tinubu during the electioneering for the 2023 election.

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Vanguard quoted a confidant of El-Rufai as saying:

“You think Mallam will allow this tag to abide on him? I can assure you that he is going to clear his name in court."

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El-Rufai accused of plotting to destabilise Tinubu’s govt

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Middle-Belt Patriotic Congress (MBPC) raised concerns about an alleged plan orchestrated by El-Rufai to influence the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for financial support in his rumoured pursuit of the presidency.

The group claimed that El-Rufai was currently securing the backing of influential figures in the northern region as part of his strategy to undermine the administration of President Tinubu.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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