Strong indication emerged on Wednesday, that Former President Olusegun Obasanjo may be supporting the much talked about 2023 presidential ambition of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State.
Former President Obasanjo in an usual manner of relating with his former subordinates visited Governor El-Rufai in Kaduna, passing good commentary about him.
Obasanjo though was not categorical about 2023 presidency in his statement, said, people of Kaduna state have a good leader to work with, adding that, “We need a character like this (El-Rufai).”
The former president whom El Rufai had served as Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), pointed out that the governor of Kaduna state is one “one of the best persons to work with. He is a near genius.”
While going down memory lane, Obasanjo recalled El Rufai’s spat with the senate, maintaining that the former FCT Minister was asked to apologise but ‘’he refused to write a letter of apology to the senate.’’
“We need a character like this, a man that you know where you stand with him. Any job given to him will be well done,’’ the former president further explained.
He said the people of Kaduna state that they ‘’have a good leader to work with.”
The former president also described El Rufai as a good student because he copied gender inclusiveness when he served in his administration, adding that ‘’I made women to matter in my government. He has done the same in Kaduna. He is a very good learner.’’