The senator representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has described Governor Nasir El-Rufai as an unpopular governor.
Sani, who is contesting for the Senate under the People’s Redemption Party platform, also said the governor had not achieved anything since 2015.
The senator had dumped the All Progressives Congress for the PRP three days after he was denied ticket to contest for the Senate on the APC platform.
His rift with the governor was believed to have cost him the ticket.
Speaking on Nigeria 2019, an Arise TV programme on Thursday, Sani said the PRP was a major threat to the APC in Kaduna State, saying, “This is why every morning and evening, they destroy our billboards and tear our posters, they are persecuting our members. If we were inconsequential, they would have ignored us.”
Sani said the fact that El-Rufai had a hand in denying him the APC ticket did not mean anything.
He said, “The question is, can he win? The fact is that he is one of the most unpopular governors in the history of Kaduna State. The President (Muhammadu Buhari) has been to the state for many times, but how many times have you seen him inaugurating a project in the state?
“The first time the President went there, he was given a honorary degree from a university that had not started a PhD programme; the second time he was in the state was to inaugurate Olam, a company from Singapore.
“The third time was to inaugurate a project by the Federal Ministry of Transport. So, he (El-Rufai) has not done anything and we are going to remove him out of power. That is a fact.”
The lawmaker explained that he and El-Rufai had always been at daggers drawn because of their difference both politically and ideologically.