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Oyo State Governorship Election Will Be Hard For APC To Win- Gov El-Rufai

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has disclosed that it would be tough for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to defeat his Oyo State counterpart, Seyi Makinde, in 2023.

El-Rufai stated this at the commemoration and send-off ceremony organised for the outgoing director-general of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nteranya Sanginga, on Friday.

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The Kaduna governor, however, said APC will try its best to unseat Makinde, but it would be tough because he has governed well.

Both governors recounted how they argued during a National Executive Council (NEC) sitting, over if to lock down their states in the heat of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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El-Rufai stated:

After that debate, I went back to my state and I locked it down. Seyi (Makinde) went back to his state and did a partial lockdown. But he locked himself down because he got COVID.

In my state, I did what I felt was the right thing and he did what was best for his state.

We’ll do our best to defeat you. But I know it will be tough because you have been a good governor.

 

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