A top member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and a former Minister of Nigeria’s federal capital, Nasir el-Rufai, has declared that members of the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) fear General Muhammadu Buhari (ret.) more than they fear God.
Mr. El-Rufai made the statement while speaking in a radio interview in Kaduna monitored online by SaharaReporters. He said, “They are always in a rush to twist what Buhari said because they are afraid of him. They try to do everything possible to paint the man black and they are not even afraid that one day they will stand before God and account for their action. That is why I said they are more scared of him than they are scared of God because somebody that is scared of the day when he will face God will not do certain things. He will not create a lie and try to make it true. This is why I made that statement. And I think people should be very careful and very wary of whatever the PDP and its media say about General Buhari.”
Mr. El Rufai added that the “PDP has become a virus that is infecting and destroying the country because they are not doing anything productive. They have changed our politics into that of ethnicity and religion to divert attention from their incompetence, lack of capacity and looting of the treasury. It has become a clear and present danger to the existence of Nigeria as a nation and the prosperity of its people.”
In a separate development, SaharaReporters learnt that a group within the APC coalition was pressuring Mr. El-Rufai to run for governorship of his home state of Kaduna in 2015. We could not reach Mr. El-Rufai by phone to ascertain whether he had encouraged party members clamoring for him to run in the governorship race.