Nasir El-Rufai, the Kaduna State governor has disclosed that his fierce criticism of the cabal in the presidency working against the presidential aspiration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) flag bearer, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was not driven by selfish motives.
The governor was speaking to journalists on Friday, shortly after the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) met President Muhammadu Buhari on the naira redesign at the State House, Abuja.
Recall that on Wednesday, El-Rufai had in an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily criticized some elements in the presidency allegedly working against Tinubu’s presidential ambition.
El-Rufai’s submissions generated concerns from top officials in the ruling party, including the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, who uploaded the video of the interview on Instagram, after El-Rufai spoke.
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However, on Friday, the governor insisted that he was not backing Tinubu in the hope of getting a political appointment, adding that his recent comments were not targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I am not criticising Buhari. I have never criticised Buhari. I am only criticising those around him who do not tell him the truth, who do not tell him the challenges that the people are facing because of these policies.
“We support the president’s policies because we know the real reason why he is implementing them. But these policies are not being carried out correctly and they are not telling him that.
“Which godfather am I looking for? Tinubu is our candidate and we want him to win. But I am telling you now that I am not looking for an appointment. I swear I am beyond needing a godfather.
“I am not looking for work or money. I look up to God for everything, not a human being.”