Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, has charged Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, with knowing each individual Villa figure working against the success of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 presidential election.
Recall that earlier on Wednesday, El-Rufai claimed that some individuals in the presidential Villa were attempting to destroy the party.
After the Federal Executive Council, or FEC, meeting on Wednesday, the Information Minister responded to him by telling the state house reporters that the Presidency is unaware of some inside its ranks who are working against the APC.
The Governor, however, stated that even Lai Mohammed is aware of the people he is talking to in an interview he gave on Arise TV on Thursday.
El-Rufai stated, ”Let me restate exactly what I said. What I said was that we are convinced that there are elements in the Villa that want APC to lose the elections, I did not say the Federal government. I did not say Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. I said APC. So I don’t understand why the Federal government is responding to what I said because the Federal government is not part of it. I referred to elements in the Villa, and with the greatest respect, even Lai Mohammed knows who I am referring to.”