Gwamnan jihar Kaduna, Malam Nasiru Ahmad El-Rufai ya bayyana cewa duk da Abotar dake tsakaninsa da tsohon shugaban kasa, Goodluck Jonathan amma haka ya kulle ido yaso ya daureshi.
Gwamna El-Rufai ya bayyana hakane inda yace Jonathan yaso daureshi saboda yana neman zamar masa barazana wajan sake samun zama Shugaban kasa.
Gwamnan ya bayyana hakane a wata hira da aka yi dashi a jaridar The Point. Ya bayyana cewa tun shekarar 2006 ake dangantashi da zama shugaban kasa inda aka ce a wancan lokacin, Obasanjo ya saka sunansa dana ‘yaradua a cikin wadanda zai baiwa mukami, yace hakan yasa tsohon shugaban kasar ya takura masa.
Yace hakanan kuma dalin waccan karya Shima Jonathan ya so ya daureshi dan an gaya masa zai zamar masa barazana. Da yake magana akan matsalar Tsaro, El-Rufai ya bayyana cewa, suna iya bakin kokarinsu.
He said, “Jonathan was convinced by his own circle too that I was a threat and that if he was going for a second term of office, he had to take me out of the race. And so, Jonathan continued the persecution that Yar’adua started.
“I have been associated with running for President, as I said, since 2005, 2006, about 15 years. I’ve suffered for this, I’ve even been exiled for it and Jonathan tried to put me in prison for it.
“My name being mentioned with regard to presidential aspiration has been on since 2006, since I was running the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. 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. Late President Yar’adua was told, according to those around him, that Obasanjo shortlisted two names to succeed him – Yar’Adua’s name and mine. It was totally false.
“But Yar’adua believed that, and he thought that I was a threat, and all the hullabaloo, lies and persecution that got me exiled for 23 months were as a result of that.”
He maintained that no one could intimidate or blackmail him into doing what he would not do unless they offered superior logic.
On the insecurity in Kaduna State, he said the government was working hard, and using the carrot and stick approach to gradually solve the problem.