Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai has thrown his weight behind President Buhari whom he believes will win a re-election bid, with or without the support of the new PDP.
El-Rufai said this while being interviewed by State house correspondents in Abuja.
He noted that Adamawa, Kano and Sokoto states, where most of the members of nPDP hail from have all been Buhari territories since 2003.
He said that the nPDP could not stop Buhari, however, he also impressed upon the media that some of their concerns were legitimate and deserved to be looked at.
He said, “Who are these new PDP people that are threatening? They are Kwara, Kano, Sokoto, Adamawa, Rivers but I don’t think Amaechi is part of them.
“So, let’s take these four states, go back to 2003 and check. Buhari then under the ANPP won in all these four states.
“Go back to 2007, Buhari won in these four states. Even when Shekarau was running as a presidential candidate in 2011, Buhari defeated him in Kano.
“I have no doubt in my mind that even if the people threatening to leave decide to leave, it will have absolutely no impact on the presidential election.
“The President will win Sokoto, Kwara and Adamawa easily. Kano is already in the bag, I mean if you saw the crowd that welcomed the President without the former governor Kwankwaso, Kano has always been the President’s base.”