by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Northwest-led APC movement, under the guise of ‘Nassiriya Organization,’ has made a vow to compel Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna state to contest the 2023 Nigeria’s Presidential election.
The movement, said to have already established contacts in 21 states of Nigeria, has completed plans to commence mobilization of members’ support towards actualizing the plans to drag El-Rufai into 2023 presidential race.
Speaking to journalists in Kaduna, Friday evening, the movement’s national leader and zonal vice chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Northwest, Dr. Garkuwa Ibrahim Babuga, said already preparations are on top gear to drag El-Rufai to court over his insistence in declining interest to contest for president in 2023.
Dr. Babuga said they had no option than to approach the court, because they had spoken to the governor on the issue but consistently declined their request.
“We also met his parents and relations, but we’ve not gotten a successful answer. We have plans to go to court. Nigeria is for El-Rufai in 2023. El-Rufai is fit to be president, based on his tract records of achievements.
“Many people are yearning for El-Rufai’s presidency. I don’t have to over blow the trumpet; you all have seen his developmental strides in the FCT and in Kaduna state.
“He is the best person for the villa in 2023. Let’s continue to be loyal and support President Buhari to complete his tenure.
“But, El-Rufai as president and successor to Buhari will further unite Nigeria. We are appealing to our elders in the north; please, forget party differences; we should join forces and rally round El-Rufai so that he contests – and win – the presidency.
“Although, he did not answer our call, we’re going to court so as to compel El-Rufai to vie for the Number One seat in Nigeria.
“On the 2nd of November, 2020, we are going to Court 13, here in Kaduna. Our lawyer is Barrister El-Zubair,” he said.
On Governor El-Rufai’s alleged assertion in the media that he was in support of Southern Presidency, come 2023, the leader of Nassiriya Organization said “That is El-Rufai’s opinion at that moment.
“It was his opinion. All we are looking for now is to drag him into the race. El-Rufai will be the best Nigerian President in 2023, by the grace of Allah,” he said.