El-Rufai Visits Top APC Gov Amid Defection Rumours, Photos, Details Emerge

El-Rufai Visits Top APC Gov Amid Defection Rumours, Photos, Details Emerge

  • Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, the former governor of Kaduna state has landed in Borno state for an important engagement
  • An aide to the former governor confirmed the development via a statement on Sunday, April 14 and shared details of the development
  • Nigerians on social media have reacted differently to the development, while some wished him well, a few disclosed that El-Rufai is planning something huge

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

Amid criticism of his government and defection rumours, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, the immediate past governor of Kaduna state, is currently in Borno state.

El-Rufai lands in top northern state for key event, photos emerge
El-Rufai arrives in Borno state for important event. Meets Governor Babagana Zulum. Photo credit: @MuyiwaAdekeye
Source: Twitter

Why is El-Rufai in Borno state?

Legit.ng understands that El-Rufai is in the state for a key engagement with the Borno state government led by Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum.

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Muyiwa Adekeye, the media adviser to El-Rufai, confirmed this development in a post shared on his X account on Sunday, April 14, 2024.

He noted that the former governor "will be speaking at the capacity-building workshop of the Borno state government".

Adekeye tweeted:

"His Excellency Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has welcomed Malam Nasir @elrufai to Maiduguri. Malam @elrufai will be speaking at a capacity-building workshop of the Borno State Government."

Nigerians react as El-Rufia laind in Borno state

Legit.ng captured some reactions to the development below:

@martinokorowu tweeted:

"Good one."

@AdamawaLas79384 tweeted:

"Malam is cooking something."

@Zarmaomar tweeted:

"The next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria."

@ibroayo tweeted:

"Na man wey get capacity dey speak for capacity building workshop."


"Round peg in a round hole I must say. I hope they'll listen attentively, surely Borno needs that. Safe stay in Maiduguri Mallam."

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@AuwalBalabakori tweeted:

"The man is still in the top of the league. Remain bless sir."

2027: Nigerians debate Kwankwaso, El Rufai for presidency

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported earlier that an X user, @A_Y_Rafindadi, stirred a debate online with his assertion that Nasir El-Rufai "has more supporters for the seat of the presidency" than Rabiu Kwankwaso, the leader of the Kwankwasiyya movement.

@A_Y_Rafindadi did a poll recently on X (formerly Twitter) which showed El Rufai slightly beating Kwankwaso.

Source: Legit.ng

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