I’m not Running for President in 2019: El-Rufai


Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai has said he has no intention of replacing President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, insisting that even though his name has been mentioned repeatedly in the press and on social media, he is in total support for the President come 2019.

Speaking to State House Correspondents yesterday ,the governor said that they were all fervently praying that Buhari should seek re-election come the next general elections.

“Look, my name has continuously been mentioned as a presidential aspirant since 2007 after my years in the FCT, there is nothing new about that. I want to say very clearly that I have never been a presidential aspirant, I have never even been a governatorial aspirant.

“I am governor today by the grace of God because President Buhari called me and said go and run for Governor of Kaduna State. As far as 2019 is concerned, my position is the President is looking very well, he is recuperating very fast. My hope and prayer is he will contest in 2019.

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