The embattled Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has declared that his fate in the 2019 election, lies with God and President Muhammad Buhari.
El-Rufai, spoke on a special phone-in radio programme, in Kaduna, to mark his two years in office.
This statement came at the heels of the glamour call for Buhari to throw in the towel and tender his resignation, due to health challenges.
Recall that before now, El-Rufai had been acting as the defacto Vice President, who allegedly calls the shot on behalf of Buhari, while the substantive Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, was regarded as a ‘flat spare tyre, or a mere commissioner’.

Speaking, El-Rufai said: “If the President comes and meets me, and says I want you to re-contest or otherwise, I have no option than to obey his command.
“After all, in 2014 or thereabout, I had my own plans before the President asked me to contest the exalted position of the Governor, and the rest is now history”, he added.
El-Rufai also dismissed reports that his government had received grants from Melinda Gates for some of the projects being implemented in the State capital, and its locality.​
He declared: “We have not only cut cost in governance, but we have saved to carry out these projects.
“We were not reckless in our spending, but we are very meticulous and prudent in our finances. Your money is safe.”

​El-Rufai cautioned those promoting division and violence to desist from such acts, warning that violence would only lead to destruction and not development.


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