…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
Former Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has faced verbal attacks in recent days after a video clip surfaced on the internet in which he boasted about promoting a Muslim-Muslim government in Nigeria.
In the viral video, El-Rufai addressed Muslim clerics in the Hausa language, explaining why he chose to run a Muslim-dominated government in Kaduna State.
He also claimed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the last Presidential election because of prayers from Muslim clerics and the promotion of a Muslim-Muslim agenda.
Transcribed Version of the Video Reveals El-Rufai’s Words
A full version of the video, transcribed into English for better understanding, sheds light on El-Rufai’s statements.
He mentioned that the decision to support a Southern candidate for the presidency was made to bring an end to politics of religion and ethnicity in the country.
El-Rufai revealed that Asiwaju (Bola Tinubu) was chosen as the candidate, despite their prior disagreements.
The former governor explained that it was essential for Asiwaju to select a Muslim as his vice in order to have a chance of winning the election.
El-Rufai’s Motives and Achievements
El-Rufai asserted that the decision to promote a Muslim-Muslim ticket was made to end religious divisions and give Muslims from the South-west a sense of belonging in governance.
He claimed that the goal was not for personal gain but to ensure peace and stability in the country.
El-Rufai expressed satisfaction with the outcome, stating that the victory of Asiwaju in the election silenced the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
He believed that repeating such actions would lead to normalcy in the political landscape.
Criticism and Call for Prayer
El-Rufai’s comments have drawn criticism and sparked controversy, with many questioning the wisdom of promoting a Muslim-Muslim government and the exclusion of other religious groups.
Despite the backlash, El-Rufai called on the audience to pray for Asiwaju and his ability to select competent individuals to work with.
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