Olusegun Ariyo

The Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, might have given credence to the claim by the Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State that some elements in Nigeria’s Presidential Villa are working against Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Aisha Buhari shared the video clip of el-Rufai’s statement on her verified Instagram page without any comment attached to it, an act which might be seen as tacit support to the governor’s claim.

 El-Rufai, while featuring on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Wednesday said that some persons within the presidency who wanted a candidate other than Tinubu to emerge as the APC presidential candidate are working against him (Tinubu).

El-Rufai also disclosed that individual elements are hiding behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s desire to do what he thinks is right.

He 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.

“They are trying to get us to lose the election, and they are hiding behind the president’s desire to do what he thinks is right.”

Aisha’s action might not come to many as a surprise, as she had in the past said that President Buhari’s administration would have done better if not for two powerful persons.

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