Governor Nasir El-Rufai, on Saturday, left many in shock when he openly said late President Umaru Yar’Adua ended in his grave because he fought him.
El-Rufai, who said this at the Kaduna All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders meeting, equally claimed former President Goodluck Jonathan lost the 2015 presidential election for crossing his path.
At the event which held at the Murtala Mohammed Square, Kaduna, the governor warned his political opponents against fighting him if they don’t want to end like the aforementioned.
El-Rufai, it would be recalled, allegedly holds a longstanding discord with Senators, Shehu Sani and Sulaiman Hunkuyi, of the APC.
“I had fought with two presidents,” he said.
The governor said, “Umaru Yar’Adua ended in his grave, while President Goodluck Jonathan ended in Otueke.”
While calling on his political enemies in Kaduna to bury the hatchet, El-Rufai reportedly went on his knees and said, “Let us forget our differences and work for the development of the party. If you are not willing to stop the fight, you should know that I am a dogged fighter.
“I implore you to tell me the wrong I did to you and I will apologize. But if it goes beyond today, I will never tender apology,” he said.
Senator Hunkuyi said in reaction, “There is a difference between politics and the respect I have for you. If you make a single wrong step in politics, I will not hesitate to correct you,” adding that he holds Governor El-Rufai in high regard as his “elder brother”.