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Group drags El-Rufai to court, demands he must contest for presidency



The Nassiriya Organization in 21 states of the federation has dragged Kaduna state governor, Nasiru El-Rufai to court, seeking to compel him to accept their request for him run for presidency come 2023.

Dr. Garkuwa Ibrahim Babuga, National Leader of the Nassiriya Movement and Zonal Vice Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the Northwest, speaking to newsmen in Kaduna at the weekend, said they had instituted a suit in Kaduna high Court against the governor’s refusal to accept their request.

The group said they have no option than to approach the court because after appealing to governor El-Rufai on the issue, he declined their request.

“We also met his parents and relations but we’ve not gotten a successful answer. We have 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 the El-Rufai’s Presidency. I don’t have to overblow 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 contest and win the presidency.

“Although he did not answer our call, we have gone  to court so as to compel El-Rufai to vie for the number one seat in Nigeria.”

Recall that the governor had stated that he was in support of a southern president in 2023. But reacting to the statement, leader of Nassiriya Organization said that was 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-Rufa’i will be the best Nigerian President in 2023 by the grace of Allah,” Babuga said.

“We have seek the legal services of Barrister El-Zubair. We will all be in the court,” he added.

The next sitting has been fixed for November 2, 2020.

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