By Usman Santuraki

The letter written by Governor Nasir El-Rufai couple of months ago,

but only leaked recently speak volume on the kind of leaders thatwe have.

They are nothing more than mere opportunists.
In the letter, Governor Nasir El-Rufai, who some times claims that

he was the person that exerted pressure on Buhari to run for the presidency for

the fourth time, decended heavily on the President Muhammadu Buhari, by

saying, that he has failed the people of this country.

He criticised the present ruling party and the President Muhammadu

Buhari, for worsening the situation in Nigeria than how they met it.

The 30 page letter written by Governor Nasir El-Rufai admitted that

the current administration had failed in many areas especially in the

fight against Boko Haram.
He said, that President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC

administration has not only failed to manage expectations of a

populace that expected "change" but has failed to deliver mundane

matters of governance outside of our successes in fighting BH

insurgency and corruption.
It is the handiwork of Governor Nasir El-Rufai to turn his back on

his benefactor. Therefore, it is no surprising to see the true

colour of this opportunist as he has done similar mischief to the former

Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, whom when the going was good between them,

described him as his mentor. But when things fell apart between them, he was at the forefront of calling

the former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar names.
The same thing with his former boss, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, whom he

called different names in his widely acclaimed book 'Accidental Civil

Servant". Put down his name in different chapters casting aspersion on

the personality of Chief Olusegun.
President Muhammadu Buhari, allowed some unscrupulous and shameless

individuals to surround him during and after the election. Among these individuals is Governor Nasir El-Rufai.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai and his likes are not on the same page with

President Muhammadu Buhari, in all ramifications. President Muhammadu

Buhari's popularity in the eyes of the common citizens

was the ladder in which the likes of Governor Nasir El-Rufai

used to ascend leadership positions.
He is a person, known for courting controversies especially looking at

his pedigree as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and as

the Director-General, Bureau for Public Enterprise too.

Nobody could believe, that as a person so close to President Muhammadu

Buhari, he would be the first to fire salvos on President

Muhammadu Buhari and his administration.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai, had great penchant to always be on collision

course with his bosses at the slightest provocation. His calculation that President Muhammadu Buhari may not be going for

second term and the cabal in the presidency are not disposed to support his aspiration

his aspiration may have irked him.
He is a mere opportunist that used the acceptability and popularity of

President Muhammadu Buhari to ascend the mantle of leadership of

Kaduna State in 2015. He now want to ridicule President Muhammadu

Buhari and his administration in the eyes of the people quite similar to

what he did to former President Olusegun Obasanjo and later the former

Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.
This is the antics of Governor Nasir El-Rufai, because he is an opportunist.

It is imperative for President Muhammadu Buhari to ponder on the

kind of associates that are with him. Some are using his

acceptability and popularity in the eyes of the people as ladder to

ascend leadership position of authority and not that they share a

common vission.
This is very important as we are approaching 2019. The reason why

Governor Nasir El-Rufai fired the salvos may not be unconnected with

his aspiration should the President not go for second

Usman Santuraki
No2 Santuraki Close
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