El-Rufai vs Tinubu: APC Chief Reveals How Nigerians Will Vote in 2027

  • As the debate for Bola Tinubu’s re-election takes center stage in Nigeria, Nasir El-Rufai’s purported presidential bid has continued to spark major reactions in the nation’s polity
  • This came amid his rumoured defection to the SDP and consultations with prominent politicians in the country
  • APC chieftain, Podar Yiljwan Johnson, in an interview with TheTalk.NG, explained how Nigerians will decide their next president in 2027

TheTalk.NG journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

Podar Yiljwan Johnson, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Plateau state chapter, said the former Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai is free to contest for president in the 2027 general election.

El-Rufai reportedly set to run for presidency against Tinubu in 2027From all indications, former Kaduna Governor El-Rufai might possibly work against Tinubu’s re-election in 2027.
Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nasir El-RufaiSource: Facebook

Concerns rise over El-Rufai’s alleged presidential bid

Recall that El-Rufai returned recently to Nigeria’s political space after taking a break from politics and floating a $100 million business venture.

There are speculations that the immediate past governor of Kaduna is plotting to run for president in 2027, after supporting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Tinubu in the 2023 election.

Following El-Rufai’s fallout with Tinubu due to the controversy that surrounded his ministerial appointment, the former governor joined the growing list of powerful politicians who may work against the president’s re-election in 2027.

This came on the heels of his recent meetings and consultations with top political players in the nation’s polity but the former governor has not declared his candidacy and even addressed the reported defection to SDP ahead of 2027.

“Character, policies will determine voting pattern in 2027 election”

Speaking exclusively with TheTalk.NG on the matter, on Tuesday, April 30, Comrade Johnson said:

“For El-Rufai, he is a Nigerian, free to express his constitutional right to contest. It is now left for Nigerians to judge his past and present behaviour to enable them to decide.

“I’m sure in 2027, Nigerians will not vote based on religion but on character and policies for a better future.”

“I don’t want to be a godfather”: El-Rufai

In another development, TheTalk.NG reported that, amid criticism of his previous government, El-Rufai, on Monday, April 15, 2024, said he does not want to be addressed as a godfather in Kaduna.

Recall that the incumbent governor, Uba Sani, raised an alarm on Sunday, March 31, that the state was heavily indebted.

Sani disclosed that his administration inherited a debt of $587 million, N85 billion, and 115 billion contractual liabilities from the previous administration led by El-Rufai, causing a clash between the governor and the Kaduna APC women leader, Maryam Suleiman.

Source: TheTalk.NG

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