No regrets writing Buhari – El-Rufai

No regrets writing Buhari – El-Rufai
April 14 17:32 2017

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said he has no regrets or apologies for writing a famous memo to the President where he drew his attention to the shortcomings of the present administration.

The governor however expressed disappointment that the private memo was leaked to the public.

He said those who published the document revealed the identities of those who leaked it to him.

El-Rufai said in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after he joined Buhari for the Juma’at prayer that he had good intentions in writing the memo.

While saying he has no regret for writing the document, the governor said he would not hesitate to write another memo to the President if the need arises.

“I am disappointed that a private communication to the highest office in the land can be leaked and it was leaked from the villa. I am told by those that published it, but this is a fact of life.

“We live in an age where anything you write or say can be leaked. It is ok, my intentions are clear, I have no ill motive but I wanted to communicate with the President what many Nigerians are talking about and what steps can be taken to improve governance of the country and move the country forward.

“That was my motive and if tomorrow, like I said, I see anything that the President needs to know I will discuss with him and I will articulate and put it into writing and on the record for him to have a reminder document to work on.

” I have no regrets and I have no apologies.”

The governor had in a 29-page memo dated September 22, 2016, told Buhari that his administration has failed in meeting the expectations of Nigerians, and that his principal aides were too incompetent to help him succeed.