Governor Nair El-rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to a report that a Two Million Man Match will be held in the state for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
The announcement for the match was made known on Twitter where El-rufai also reacted.
The Governor mocked that the crowd for the match may have gotten into the state through overnight bus.
The governor tweeted, In Kaduna? Not Kaduna Twitter? –
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin I hope you get Two Hundred persons on the streets, including those ‘imports’ that can’t open their shops on Mondays, and came on overnight bus last night!!
I jus’ dey laff, wallahi tallahi!”
El-rufai and Obi had had some runnings in the past which saw the Kaduna governor getting detained in a hotel by the Department of State Services in Awka, Anambra State, when Obi was governor.
El-rufai had said, “Peter Obi is a tribal bigot,” El-Rufai tweeted.
“He was widely quoted on national television that the SSS was right to detain me for 48 hours in a hotel in 2014 on the grounds that “El-Rufai has no business being in Anambra State as it is not Katsina State”! I sued the SSS and awarded N4m damages.”
Recently, the Peter Obi Support Network, in a statement, accused the Kaduna State government of blocking a national summit for the Labour Party candidate from holding in the state.
The statement read partly, “We condemn the decision of the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-rufai to block the hosting of the northern summit for Peter Obi and Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, the Presidential candidate of Labour Party and his running mate at the Arewa House in the state.
“The decision of the governor is disheartening at the critical point in time when northern Nigerians are desperate for development and liberation from poverty due to maladministration.
“The governor of Kaduna State is intimidated by the rising profile of Peter Obi across the length and breadth of the country.
“The governor should know that this is a “Peoples Movement” which can never be stopped.
“The movement represents all oppressed Nigerians and everyone that desires good governance, and Governor El-rufai is too small to suppress it.”