El-Rufai Reveals Buhari’s Position On Southern Presidency + Governorship Aspirant’s Convoy Attacked

Buhari Supported Our Decision To Zone Presidency To South – El-Rufai

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari has always been in support of the decision of Northern governors under the All Progressives Congress to zone the presidency to the South.

The Kaduna State Governor made this known during a chat on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

“The only governors who did not agree with our stand were governor Yahaya Bello who was contesting and governor Mai Mala Buni who was supporting the senate president and we felt it was in the interest of our party, Northern Nigeria, and in the interest of Nigeria that we felt to do so and the president supported us 100 percent,” El-Rufai said.

He added that after coming up with a signed agreement and a communique that was meant to be submitted to President Buhari, the communique leaked and Governor El-Rufai said the president appreciated the leakage.

El-Rufai disclosed that Buhari instructed the Northern governors to present him with five names.

“The president told us to go and meet with the party, give him five names and he will consider announcing one of them. The following day, we submitted five names to the president, he looked at them and he said these names are all from the South and only one of these can lead Nigeria, let’s go to primaries, and may the best man win,” he added.
Source: DailyTrust

Armed thugs attack SDP candidate Segun Oni’s convoy
Hoodlums suspected to be political thugs have for a second time attacked the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Ekiti governorship election, Segun Oni.

The thugs, armed with guns and dangerous weapons, were said to have shot directly at Mr Oni’s convoy, during a visit to the palace of Onitaji of Itaji-Ekiti in Ekiti State.

The incident, which happened on Saturday afternoon, was said to have caused panic and pandemonium in the local community.

According to a report by Sahara Reporters, luck however ran out on one of the attackers, who was wearing a campaign T-shirt of the APC candidate, Biodun Oyebanji as he fell from the vehicle conveying them and he was immediately apprehended.
Upon interrogation, he identified himself as Christopher, the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Ise garage, Ado Ekiti.
In a video seen by SaharaReporters, he said they were sent by a popular APC chieftain in Ekiti State, Mr Mentilo.
Source: PeoplesGazette, Sahara Reporters