I have no apology concerning comment on Lagos godfather – El Rufai

Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El Rufai has stated that he has no apology to tender regarding his comment in defeating the godfather in Lagos State politics.

I have no apology concerning comment on Lagos godfather - El Rufai


At a forum in Lagos last Friday, El Rufai was quoted as giving steps towards how the godfather in Lagos could be defeated.

“Connecting with the people; the tin godfather, you will retire him or her permanently. But it is hard work; it requires three to four years of hard work. So, if you want to run in 2023, you should start now.” he said.

He also stated that if he could retire four godfathers in his state in the past election, such could be replicated in Lagos.

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His words were quickly attributed by many as an affront on fellow All Progressives Congress APC member, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Reacting to the insinuations that followed, the governor said:

“I have no apology. I don’t apologise for my views. I don’t need to explain anything to anyone. This is a democracy,” El-Rufai said after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.

“If anyone feels offended by that; that’s his business, not my business,” he added.

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