The First Lady, Aisha Buhari has confirmed the assertions of the Governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai that there are some elements at the State House working against the presidential bid of Bola Tinubu.
Tinubu, who is the flagbearer of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), has consistently vented his frustration over the numerous attacks against him.
Governor El-Rufai during a live telecast on Wednesday, February 1 accused those who were still aggrieved about their loss to the former Lagos state governor, of being behind the attacks.
As reported by the Nation newspaper, it was gathered that the First Lady, who is a staunch supporter of Tinubu uploaded the video of El-Rufai while making his allegation on a live telecast.
The First Lady’s post was followed with a caption;“#longlivethefederalrepublicofnigeria.
Aisha’s action might not come to many as a surprise, as she had in the past said that President Buhari’s administration would have done better if not for two powerful persons.
However, the Federal Government has said the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is officially unaware of elements within the Presidency, which Governor El-Rufai accused of working to sabotage the winning chances of the APC.
The Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed, while reacting to a question raised by State House Correspondents on the allegation, said the government, a product of the ruling APC, was unaware of the plot described by El-Rufai, saying that what the government is determined to achieve is a free, fair and credible election.
According to him, Buhari is primarily concerned with seeing the elections being credible, not tilted in favour of any particular candidate or against anyone.
Mohammed restated that President Buhar’s position on free, fair, and credible elections, and would neither favour nor disfavour any presidential candidate ahead of the February 25 election.
“If there’s anybody who is working against any candidate, we don’t know officially.’’ the minister said.