How Jonathan Wanted To Jail Me Over Presidential Ambition – El-Rufai

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How Jonathan Wanted To Jail Me Over Presidential Ambition  — Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai
 

 

Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State, has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of attempting to jail him over his presidential ambitions a few years ago.

 

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In an interview with The Point, El-Rufai said this.

Despite the fact that Jonathan was a close friend, he persecuted him, according to him, because of what others in his close circle told him.

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El-Rufai said that the persecution began in 2006, when he was Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

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“Jonathan was convinced by his own circle that I was a threat and if he was going for a second term in office, he had to take me out of the race.

 

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“And so, Jonathan continued the persecution that Yar’adua started.

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“I have been associated with running for President since 2005, 2006, about 15 years. I have suffered for this. I’ve even been exiled for it and Jonathan tried to put me in prison for it.

 

 

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“My name being mentioned with regard to presidential aspiration has been on since 2006, since I was running the FCT, Abuja.

 

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People were speculating that the then President, Olusegun Obasanjo, was preparing to hand over to me. It was part of the reasons I was exiled,” he said.


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