Gov El-Rufai Reacts To Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has said that he is aware of Bola Tinubu’s bid to become Nigeria’s president in 2023.

El-Rufai said this while receiving Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress and former governor of Lagos State who paid the state a condolence visit over terrorists attack on an Abuja-bound train from Kaduna.

He applauded Tinubu for cancelling his 70th birthday colloquium in honour of the victims of the train attack that happened on Monday, March 28, 2022.

The Governor, said he was aware of Tinubu’s presidential ambition, but, failed to endorse him, saying that God would choose Nigeria’s next leader.

He said, “This gesture by Asiwaju is a show of powerful leadership, empathy and concern for the lives and property of Nigerians. It’s unprecedented in our history in Nigeria. The government and people of Kaduna state will never forget this gesture. We are very grateful to you for service, sacrifice and commitment to the unity and that of our country. We appreciate your call for people to contribute to enable us rehabilitate the victims of this tragedy.

“We are aware of your aspiration to be president of this country, we look forward to further engagement so that we can progress that aspiration.

“Nigeria is at crossroad, critical crossroad, and we must take very difficult decisions to get the right leaders that would take us out of the multiple quagmires that we are going through. These are human challenges and they can be solved by human ingenuity. I pray for God to choose who is best for Nigeria, so that we will be the better, united, progressive and exemplary country that is fair and just to everyone.”

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