Elements in the Presidential Villa are working against Tinubu- El Rufai
Some individuals in Nigeria’s Presidential Villa are allegedly working against Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress, APC’s presidential candidate, according to Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
The governor further disclosed that although each person had a candidate running for the APC presidency, the candidate was unable to prevail.
El-Rufai revealed this on Wednesday while taking questions for the Sunrise Daily program on Channels Television.
The governor claimed that such specific components were hidden under President Muhammadu Buhari’s resolve to uphold his moral principles.
I think there are Villa factions that want us to lose the election because they weren’t able to have their candidate, he added. The primaries were not won by their candidate.
They’re attempting to make us lose the election, and they’re hiding behind the president’s commitment to upholding moral principles. I’ll offer you two examples. First, we all agreed that the fuel subsidy, which is costing the nation trillions of Naira, would be eliminated. In fact, I explained to the president why it needed to be eliminated during our conversation. Because it is impossible to spend N2 trillion on petroleum subsidies while having a capital budget of N200 billion for federal roads. When the subsidy issue started to get worse in 2021, I had this talk with the president. He was persuaded. We went. It evolved. Everyone in the government agreed, and it changed.
“This currency redesign is the second example I’ll use. You must comprehend the president. The Central Bank Governor is being held responsible for the redesign of the currency, but No. You must go back and examine Buhari’s inaugural address as president. He did this; the Buhari-Idiagbon administration changed our currency covertly in an effort to find individuals hiding illicit funds. It has the best of intentions. It is the president’s right. However, doing so now, within the allowed time, is neither politically nor economically sensible.