Just like President Muhammadu Buhari, El Rufai might not necessarily need to fork out his personal money to acquire his party’s nomination and interest forms.
Representatives of the Association of Cattle Sellers, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), NATO, Sheikh Gumi Market Association, among others, have purchased the expression of interest form and nomination form for Nasir el-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, as part of efforts to support his re-election bid.
The representatives presented the forms to the Governor on Monday, according to a series of tweets on his handle.
According to the post, el-Rufai described the action “as one of the most pleasant surprises of his life”.
The post also noted that the groups decided “to come together to buy the nomination form for Governor Nasir Ahmad @elrufai in support of his giant unprecedented developmental”.
While receiving the APC governorship nomination form purchased for him by a group of traders/workers in his statement earlier today, the Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, revealed he does not have N20m in his account.
According to him, when the party had announced that the governorship nomination form was for N22.5 million, he contemplated on selling his house as he did not have up to N20 million in his account.
Speaking while receiving the form in his office, Governor El-Rufai said
“When the party fixed the money for the form, I could remember that during the meeting, the President was the first person to raise his hands and said he does not have N50m. In fact, we the governors started discussing how we will raise the money for Mr. President.
“We said each governor will contribute N2 million each and we traveled to China and it was in China I told the president that some group has purchased the form for you. So who will buy my own for me?
“I don’t have N20 million also to buy my form. The money I have in the bank is not close to that amount. I have only one account in GT. Except I sell my house will I be able to raise that amount.”
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