I no longer believe in quality of decisions taken by Buhari govt, says El-Rufai

Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, says he does not believe in the “quality of decisions” taken by those within the circle of President Muhammadu Buhari.

El-Rufai, who spoke in an interview published by PT on Sunday, however, said, he still believes in Buhari.

“I believe in Buhari. I still do and I will never stop believing in him. But I no longer believe in the circle around him and the quality of decisions and actions coming out of that leadership,” the Kaduna governor said.

El-Rufai’s comment comes amid the controversy over the naira redesign policy.

On February 1, the Kaduna governor said there are saboteurs in Buhari’s administration working towards the failure of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election.

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“Most of the people in the villa are not members of our party. I believe there are elements in the villa that want us to lose the election because they didn’t have their way,” el-Rufai had said.

“They had their candidates, and their candidates didn’t win the primaries and I think they are still trying to get us to lose the election and they are hiding behind the president’s desire to do what he thinks is right.”

The governor last week asked traders in the state to continue to use the old naira notes for their transactions, adding that Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, will review the naira redesign policy if elected.

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The supreme court last week, in a ruling in a suit filed by Kaduna, Kogi, and Zamfara states temporarily restrained the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from implementing the February 10 deadline on the old naira notes.


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