Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says he owes nobody any apology over his feedback on how you can finish godfatherism in Lagos state.
El-Rufai, had mentioned he knew how you can finish “godfatherism” within the politics of Lagos.
The governor mentioned having retired the 4 political godfathers in Kaduna, he was assured that the feat might be achieved wherever else.
However talking with reporters on the problem, the governor mentioned he didn't remorse making the remark.
When requested if he needed Bola Tinubu, a nationwide chief of the All Progressives Congress (APC), eliminated because the godfather of Lagos, el-Rufai replied that he's unaware of Tinubu occupying that position, saying it's as much as the nationwide chief to say if he's.
He mentioned godfathers might be defeated so far as persons are able to work exhausting to attain the feat.
“We're in the identical occasion, we get alongside very effectively, so far as I do know,” el-Rufai mentioned.
“I don’t know if he's the godfather of Lagos, it's as much as him to say that. What I do know for positive is that we've got retired godfathers in Kaduna and I've advised those who requested me the query that there are six million registered voters in Lagos and just one million voted within the final election, so there are 5 million individuals you may carry into the electoral playground and you may defeat anyone should you work exhausting however it's exhausting work; it's 4 years, that's what I mentioned.
“If anybody feels offended by that, that's his enterprise.”
Requested if Lagos ought to comply with the identical template he utilized in defeating the godfathers in his state, el-Rufai mentioned: “I've no advice to Lagos, I'm the governor of Kaduna state, I do know Kaduna politics fairly effectively and I play my position effectively in my occasion in direction of the general success of the occasion.
“So I've no suggestions for anybody. I'm simply saying If I'm requested a query and I give a solution, anybody that feels offended by the reply, that's his personal enterprise.
“I've no apologies, I don’t apologise for my views; my views are thought-out and I put them there. I don’t have to clarify something to anybody.
“It is a democracy and in a democratic house, there have to be room for individuals to specific their views. You may disagree, you may abuse me should you don’t like my views however that's it.” (The Cable)