"She never believed in Buhari" - El-Rufai blasts Mama Taraba for supporting Atiku
Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Friday said Nigerians should not be surprised by the comment made by the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha al-Hassan, as she has never been in President Muhammadu Buhari’s camp neither has she ever supported or believed in his ideologies.
El-Rufai said this during a visit to the President in Abuja.
He described himself and a group of other governors as ‘Buharists’.
The governor said: "The Minister of Women Affairs Jummai Alhassan, has been in the students union. In the APC she was never in the Buhari camp, she did not support our candidates during the National Convention, she didn't vote for Buhari during the primaries. But out of largeness of the president's heart and to encourage women...Even though she was never a supporter of his politics or what he believes in, his ideology; he still believed that to encourage women in politics, what she has tried to do in Taraba earned her being nominated as a minister.
"Many in Buhari camp did not support it, but he overrode everybody... he tries to consider every Nigerian his own son or daughter and he nominated her. Her comments are not surprising, she has never been a supporter, she has never believed in Buhari ideology. So, I'm not surprised... as a Nigerian, as an individual, she has every right to express her views and support whoever she wants. What I'm saying is Nigerians should not be surprised or shocked.
"This has always been her position because from time, she has never supported Buharism or what Buhari stands for. Being part of Buhari government is a different thing because government sets policies and if you're a minister, you execute the policies. You can execute those policies while pursuing a different brand of politics," El-rufai said.