Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Nasir El-Rufai said that the defeated Presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive change (CPC) in the 2011 election, Maj General Muhammadu Buhari is his preferred candidate for the 2015 presidential polls.
El-Rufai who spoke to Radio France International Hausa Service denied eyeing the presidency saying it was just a propaganda by the Peoples Democratic Party.
“Those who are saying Buhari should step aside for me are not members of our party. May be they are PDP members who are afraid of General Buhari. This is because the way they fear Buhari – I swear they do not fear God the almighty,” he said.
Reacting to comments credited to Nuhu Ribadu about his book – The Accidental Public Servant – he said “it is not possible for me to write a book and everybody becomes convinced about what I wrote. But nobody came out to say Nasiru has lied in the book. The only thing they say is that they are not happy – like Nuhu Ribadu, he has said he never read the book, so if you didn’t read the book why talk?
“The way I look at it, even Atiku Abukabar’s people who wrote rejoinders have not read the book. I hope that by now they have read it, and maybe that is why they kept quiet. There is no way everybody will agree with the book and there is no way one would say he never committed any mistake,” he said.
El-Rufai also challenged his critics to write their own books for “Nigerians to choose which one they will read” because as far as he is concerned, he wrote the truth PDP as he knew it.