Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says he remains committed to the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kogi governorship election.
He said this on Sunday while denying reports that he spoke ill of the ruling party.
In a statement issued by Muyiwa Adekeye, his spokesman, el-Rufai, who is the chairman of the APC campaign council for the election, said he is working hard to ensure Yahaya Bello, the governor, is re-elected.
“The people of Kogi state will make their free choice at the ballot. Therefore, every political actor has a duty to ensure that the voters act on the basis of accurate information, not lies and fake news,’’ the statement read.
Adekeye added that it is well known that el-Rufai “gives his best” to all his assignments, and “the Kogi election will not be different.”
He added that the governor will join other members of the campaign council to visit Kogi this week “as the APC works for another democratic mandate.”
“The APC will continue to campaign to persuade the people of Kogi State to renew the mandate they gave our party four years ago,” he said. “That is the focus of the Malam Nasir El-Rufai and the members of APC Campaign Council.”