God is my godfather – El-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai

The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday, said God and the people of the state are his “godfather.”

The former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory was addressing a crowd of supporters in Saminaka, headquarters of Lere local government, during his ongoing state-wide campaign.

“I don’t have a godfather,” he said. “The almighty God is my godfather and the good people of our dear state. I will not be answerable to a godfather but to God and the good people of our state. I am here to seek your support and I thank you for your assurances and hospitality.”

He also thanked his supporters for “being firm and insisting on quality leadership in the coming election”.

“I have said my plans as contained in our manifesto,” he said. “We are not deceivers and soothsayers. We mean what we are saying because we did it in another capacity and we will do again if you give us the mandate.”

The APC candidate also spoke about the challenges of the Permanent Voters Card.

“We also heard your cry about voters card and the challenges. There is also the issue of the plan to steal votes. We have heard about it. People of this local government should not let that happen. One way to ensure that this doesn’t happen is for you to get your voters card. During the election make sure you vote, but don’t fight with anyone. Use your voters’ card to take out of power the current incompetent administration in the state,” he said.

The APC senatorial candidate in the zone, Sulaiman Hunkuyi, called on the people of the area to use their votes wisely.

He said this was the only way to peacefully throw out the administration that had been disappointing in the last 15 years.

He cited the bad roads in the local government area as well as the dilapidated schools as reasons the PDP must be voted out.

“We entered this town to see an old primary school where prominent people from this area had their education and we saw that the roof was blown off. These are the evidences of the terrible times that the PDP government has subjected the people to,” he said.


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  • Joe

    El-Rufai, you need to know that in God’s kingdom, there is no democracy. There is nothing like “majority carry the vote”. God can choose anybody and ask is prophet to anoint the person. Period.

  • Observer


    “…Mallam El-Rufai wishes to remind General Buhari that he has
    remained perpetually unelectable because his record as military head of
    state, and afterwards, is a warning that many Nigerians have wisely
    heeded. His insensitivity to Nigeria’s diversity and his parochial focus
    are already well-known…”
    —- Mallam El-Rufai

    “…I don’t believe a man running for the president of Nigeria and not the Emir-ship of Katsina should not have the needed flexibility. To be a good leader, you have to be accommodating …”
    —- Bola Tinubu (After power sharing deal with Buhari failed in 2011.

    “…A 57yr old is too old to rule, …If you put an old man there, he cannot do it. If you call him in the night, he may not pick your calls,”
    —Babatunde Fashola

    The above statement was made by Fashola in his habitual mischievous fashion, to discredit the PDP Lagos Governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje…But Fashola’s party’s presidential candidate is a 78yr old Buhari with no basic education certificate as required by the constitution.
    This is self delusion which bedevils Nigeria. The question is: Who is fooling who?


    The people of Kaduna are horrified at the prospect of having the greatest land-grabber and demolition machine man in Nigeria’s history contesting for Governorship of their state. The right thing to do is VOTE RUFAI OUT !!

    • Funso

      Tawanda na Reno Omokri, who gave you the CerPtifikate to say what you have just said?

  • Frank Bassey

    Point of correction. Your god-father is Allah!

    • Nostory

      Allah Akbar!

  • BlackieUmukoro

    EL Rufai infantile reaction must be in response to Sule Lamido’s incontrovertible fact, that the destiny of all APC members is tied to apron spring of Buhari. Remove Buhari from APC, APC becomes dead like dodo. El rufai’s godfather starts with a small g, therefore that his god is lesser than God and must be a man. Could that man be the one lamido referred to

    • Edward

      Reno Omokri, why has the fear of Buhari caught your boss-Goodluck Jonathan this badly?

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Abeg go sidon for toilet jare
        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

  • chukwu smart

    El rufai u ve forgotten d hand dat fed u to be what u re today, under d government of d PDP where u re made minister of FCT and u left ur primary assignment ND u were busy revoking people’s land and re-selling them 4 ur selfish gain, it is a pity dat d good people of kaduna can not vote people wit questionable character like u, rather dey will cast their votes to d moving train of massive transformation agenda of Mr president GEJ all d way.

  • abdulrazak

    The roof blown off and it is now you’re noticing it Becos you want the people to sympathise with you and give you their vote. Why is it now that you are noticing it, this means you’re not even in contact with your people and it is due to this elections that you started moving close to them. My advice to your people is for them to vote someone that really cares for them and not someone that will sit in abj and only discover the roof of their school is blown away during elections.

  • abdulrazak

    Desperation for power can cause any one to go to any length, I just pity people that are blinded with promises of security when they were the ones that created the insecurity. I just pray people that are supporting corruption should ask Mr Integrity General how he tends to rule Nigeria without a certificate. God is watching you sponsors of evil Becos of your selfish interest to buy Nigeria by all means as you did in Lagos and Osun state. God will surely expose you all and your plans will never work.

  • Garden-City Boy

    Why God? Where is your allah gone?

    • PROF

      Allah has already rejected el rufai .