On February 1, Governor El-Rufai claimed that some elements in the presidency were working underground against the success of the APC candidate in the February 25 election.
The governor, who spoke on a Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily, said: “I believe there are elements in the Villa that want us to lose the election because they didn’t get their way; they had their candidate. Their candidate did not win the primaries.
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“They are working all day, trying to get us to lose the election, and they are hiding behind the president’s desire to do what he thinks is right.”