El-Rufai picks Kaduna APC chairman as running mate

The All Progressives Congress, APC, gubernatorial candidate in Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has chosen Barnabas Bantex as his running mate for the 2015 general elections.

Mr. Bantex is the current chairman of APC in Kaduna State.

Members of the party welcomed the choice of Mr. Bantex and applauded it as one that is timely.

Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES at the party headquarters in the state, a party member, Haruna Sambo, said they all welcome the choice of Mr. Bantex and applauded Mr. El-Rufai for the decision.

“We all welcomed the choice of Bantex. He has shown impeccable qualities as the chairman of the party in the state especially during the just concluded party primaries. We will all work together to make sure APC win in Kaduna State”.

There was jubilation at the party secretariat along Ali Akilu road, Kaduna, after the announcement of Mr. Bantex.

Earlier this week, Mr. El-rufai announced that he would present his running mate to the party.


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  • favourtalk

    That is the change we want and equality for everyone, change Is coming to everywhere in Nigeria and surely, they will take over nigeria at all level. States, federal and local governments

  • Bulldozer

    An unknown political neophyte…combined with a political liability..AKA (H)ell-rufai..AKA Demolition Man.
    Na recipe for FAILURE be dat!

    Bon Appétit!!!

    • Mamman

      Bulldozer, I wish you were here in KD. So now FYI, you are very, very far from reality. What we, the non-politicians are scared of is the unusual & excessive high expectations that the mass of the people are placing on el-Rufa’i & his team. Kaduna people believe that their own flesh & blood succeeded in turning around a lawless Federal Capital into an enviable entity. So,now it’s time for him to do same to his place of birth whether he likes it or not. He is where he is today not by his wish but the demand of his people. So,failure he is not,Sir….I wish you have someone like him in your state.

      • Bulldozer

        Am u pressume I am not here in KD?????

    • Alhaji Adebayo

      Mr “Bulldozer” u called el-rufai a political liability? Can u give the definition pls?


        Simple….his past has been riddled with cases of heavy corruption,matters to do with issuing public land to family and girlfriends etc. He is also obsessed with demolition of peoples properties. The question then arises,DO CITIZENS OF KADUNA PREFER DEMOLITION DEVILS OR BUILDERS ?

  • aa

    Excellent choice el rufai. Ur intelligence is comming into play.


    Beware of your lands O’ people of Kaduna,the heavily corrupt land-grabber and demolition demon is slowly planning evil !!
    Before you know it all lands in Kaduna will be in the name of his family members ALONE !!

  • emmanuel

    El-Rufai is a demon that must be exorcised!

    • Dapo Okoya

      Please softly on this short negro..He tried in Abj..

    • Xman Raji

      Are u from Kaduna State? Why is he a demon? U are short of Intellectual prowess to think of calling someone a demon, do u have any successful person in ur extended family?