The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has again said some elements in the Presidency are inciting Nigerians against the All Progressives Congress, APC, with the new naira crisis.
El-Rufai said the time frame for the cashless policy was inflicting needless pain on Nigerians.
The governor stated this on Thursday on a TV Continental programme, Journalists’ Hangout.
WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that El-Rufai during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise programme said people whose preferred candidate lost the APC presidential ticket to Tinubu last year were working against the APC standard bearer.
The former FCT minister vowed that those opposed to Tinubu would be defeated and also unmasked in time.
Responding to a question, he said, “Unmasking them is not as joyful as defeating them. They will be unmasked in time. But we have defeated them when they wanted their own people in the national working committee of the party.
“We have defeated them when they wanted their own anointed person to be the presidential candidate without due regard, due process or respect for those of us that are governors, that have slaved to put this party together, campaigned for it and delivered the election twice. We didn’t matter.’’
“Meanwhile, none of them has contested an election as a councillor, and if they did, they won’t win. I have been elected twice with over a million votes in Kaduna State. I can claim to speak for the people.
‘’None of these people can. We will come to the unmasking stage, this is not the stage. The stage now is to draw the attention of Nigerians that they are elements that are doing this and they don’t mean well for our party, they want to incite voters against our party, so that we lose the elections.’’
El-Rufai explained that the APC was working hard to win the election, adding that the party would expose those behind the plot against Tinubu.
According to him, the cabal misled President Muhammadu Buhari into taking a decision that would turn Nigerians against the ruling party.
He noted, “Once Nigerians know that, they will know where some of these funny decisions are coming from and when the election is done and settled by the grace of God in about three weeks, and I’m confident, we are not sleeping.
“We are going to work hard until (February) 27th when all the election results are out and by the grace of God, Asiwaju (Tinubu) is elected and other candidates of the APC; then we will unmask them.
“This has been an ongoing issue and we just feel that some of these things that are being thought of and clothed with good intentions, and dummies being sold to the President so that the electorate will be incited; the people of Nigeria will be inflicted needless pain at the point in addition to all the other challenges that they are facing just so that they will revolt and say, look, we will vote for the other party. It is clear.’’