Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has stated that the resignation of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar from the All Progresives Congress (APC) is not a threat to President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection chances.
The governor stated this while speaking to State House Correspondents shortly after joining President Buhari for Juma’at prayers in Aso-rock.
El-Rufai said Atiku’s exit will not cause him any sleepless nights, as other prominent party members will stay.
The governor further noted that the former vice president cannot match President Buhari in popularity and contest in 2019.
El-Rufai believes that it is a good development as Atiku has left adding that he knew that the former vice president would decamp in December.
He pointed out that if given the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku does not stand a chance against Buhari.
The governor described Atiku as a ‘serial defector’, saying that no Governor would leave with him.