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No Apologies For My Lagos Godfather Views –El-Rufai     

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam El-Rufai, has said he owes no one apologies for his views on godfatherism. 

Funsho Akinwale

Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, the Kaduna State Governor, on Monday, declared that he owed no one apologies for his statement on how to retire godfathers from Lagos politics.

The governor, while speaking with the State House correspondents, after his visit to the president said he would not retract his statement or tender any apology to anyone.

“If I was asked a question and I gave an answer, anyone that feels offended by the answer, it is his own business. I have no apologies, I don’t apologise for my views.

“I don’t have to explain anything to anyone. This is a democracy and in a democratic space, there must be room for people to express their views,” he said.

Recall that last week in Ikoyi, while speaking at an event in Lagos, the governor recounted how he retired godfathers from Kaduna politics.

He advised the people of Lagos State to apply his model to sack any godfather holding the state down.

It is widely believed that El-Rufai was referring to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

When asked a specific question on whether he had any issues with Tinubu or the party generally, he said, “There is no dispute between me and anyone in the APC; the APC is one family; I don’t dispute with my own party.”