The former deputy leader of the Yoruba Nation struggle, Prof. Sunday Wale Adeniran has told President Bola Tinubu to convince the former two-term governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, of his purported withdrawal plan as a ministerial appointee.
He made the call in a letter addressed to Mr President on Sunday, August 13, 2023.
According to him, El-Rufai is putting his mind off the appointment as a result of an alleged “unfavorable security report” on his personality following a protracted confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.
Prof. Adeniran urged the president to showcase his listening leadership once again by doing his possible best to ensure El-Rufai’s inclusion in his cabinet, stressing that he was the foremost vanguard of the present administration’s emergence and victory.
“We have heard that he is no longer interested, but we know that you can prevail on him like you did during the campaign,” the ex-leader said.
He continued, “The message you will be passing to us is reaffirming that you do not leave your faithful supporters in the cold. By this, I am not suggesting that El-Rufai needs any office more than the office needs him because God has blessed him already in all ramifications, but we want him to serve in this administration and as a Minister.”
Adediran maintained that if it is for competence, then the administrative precedence of El-Rufai transcends beyond a reasonable doubt.
“Another message you will be passing is that your statement on forming a government of national competence was not a fallacy because even the most caustic propagandists in the opposition can not query El-Rufai’s competence,” Adeniran noted.