Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Nasir El-Rufai said General Muhammadu Buhari is his presidential candidate in 2015.
El-Rufai who spoke to Radio France International Hausa Service said he has no intention to contest for president, saying it was just a propaganda by the People Democratic Party.
“Those who are saying Buhari should step aside for me are not members of our party. May be they are PDP members who are afraid of General Buhari. This is because the way they fear Buhari – I swear they do not fear God the almighty,” he said.
Reacting to comments credited to Nuhu Ribadu about his book, he said “it is not possible for me to write a book and everybody becomes convinced about what I wrote. But nobody came out to say Nasiru has lied in the book. The only thing they say is that they are not happy – like Nuhu Ribadu, he has said he never read the book, so if you didn’t read the book why talk?
“The way I look at it, even Atiku Abukabar’s people who wrote rejoinders have not read the book. I hope that by now they have read it, and may be that is why they kept quite. There is no way everybody will agree with the book and there is no way one would say he never committed any mistake,” he said.
El-Rufai challenged his critics to write their books for “Nigerians to choose which one they will read.” He said as far as he is concerned, he wrote the true as he knew it.