Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has declared that although he is aware of the 2023 presidential aspiration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, that Tinubu is interested in contesting for the presidency, only God would choose who the best leader for Nigeria would be.
He said this when the former governor of Lagos state paid him a visit yesterday in Kaduna to condole with the governor over the attack on an Abuja-Kaduna train on March 28.
He said: “We are aware of your aspiration to be president of this country; we look forward to furthering engagement so that we can progress that aspiration.
“Nigeria is at crossroads, a critical crossroads, and we must take very difficult decisions to get the right leaders that would take us out of the multiple quagmires that we are going through.
“These are human challenges and they can be solved by human ingenuity. I pray for God to choose who is best for Nigeria so that we will be the better, united, progressive and exemplary country that is fair and just to everyone.”
Even so, El-Rufai commended Tinubu for honouring victims of the ill-fated train by cancelling his 70th birthday colloquium.
Tinubu donated N50 million to the victims of the dastardly train bombing.
“This gesture by Asiwaju is a show of powerful leadership, empathy and concern for the lives and property of Nigerians. It’s unprecedented in our history in Nigeria,” el-Rufai said.
“The government and people of Kaduna State will never forget this gesture. We are very grateful to you for your service, sacrifice and commitment to the unity and that of our country.”