A former Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife has taken a swipe on the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, for saying there is no alternative to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
El-Rufai had earlier said in a recent interview that President Muhammadu Buhari remained Nigeria’s number one choice for the office come 2019.
Ezeife said the Kaduna State governor should not be taken seriously.
He argued that a Buhari’s Presidency was not in the best interest of Nigeria.
Questioning the governor’s rationale for making the statement, Ezeife said El-Rufai’s support for Buhari may not be unconnected with his own political career.
He told reporters, “Is Governor El-Rufai being honest? Is he not eyeing the Presidency?
“What does the continuation of Buhari’s Presidency translates to for the average Nigerian?”
The ex-governor said that the electorate will in 2019 make a decision.
He added that Nigerians were not unaware of some politicians struggling to save their political careers ahead of the next general elections.
He added, “Let me say that Nigerians know why these kinds of statement are being made today.
“But El-Rufai’s statement is neither in Buhari’s interest nor in Nigeria’s statement. The governor is not serious.”