In a special phone-in radio programme on Wednesday in Kaduna, Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, made his intention to run for president in 2019 known but he insisted that his fate lies with God and President Muhammad Buhari.
“If the president comes and meets me and says I want you to re-contest or otherwise, I have no option than to obey his command”, he said.
“Afterall, in 2014 or thereabout, I had my own plans before the President asked me to contest the exalted position of the governor and the rest is now history”, he added.
El-Rufai also said that they have been able to cut cost in his two years in office.
He declared, “We have not only cut cost in governance but we have saved to carry out these projects.
“We were not reckless in our spending but we are very meticulous and prudent in our finances. Your money is safe.”