- Governor Nasir El-Rufai has again chided senators who defected from the APC to other political parties
- He said they are corrupt and afraid of getting arrested if President Muhammadu Buhari wins a second term
- According to the governor, if the senators were honestly supporting the president, he would have achieved more than what he has currently achieved
The Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has described senators who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to other political parties as corrupt politicians who are afraid that if President Muhammadu Buhari wins a second term, they would be arrested.
He made the comment during an Hausa chat show which aired on radio stations in the state over the weekend, Vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that the governor said the president would never work with any corrupt politician to cheat Nigeria, as he hates corruption.
El-Rufai further referred to the defectors as ‘enemies of President Buhari and Nigerians’.
He said: “Why did these people (senators) leave APC? It’s because they love bribe and were afraid of what President Muhammadu Buhari will do to them if he gets re-elected. This is just the truth.
“What joined them together is that they love bribery and corruption and they are afraid President Buhari will deal with them. Nobody will criticise this government for lack of performance because they are trying their best.
“If the senators were honestly supporting the president, he would have achieved more than what he currently achieved; but instead, they are sabotaging his effort."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Nasir El-Rufai accused Senate President Bukola Saraki of listing some members of the APC among those who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), without their permissions.
El-Rufai claimed that some of the senators whose names were included in the list read by Saraki later came out to say they were not defecting from the APC and had no idea why their names were included in the defection list.
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