How Tinubu betrayed El-Rufai, Yahaya Bello – PDP chieftain reveals | read details


How Tinubu betrayed El-Rufai, Yahaya Bello – PDP chieftain reveals | read details 


A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Segun Showunmi has accused President Bola Tinubu of betraying former governors Nasiru El-rufai of Kaduna and Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, after they supported him during the 2023 presidential election.

In a statement issued on Monday, Showunmi, a former PDP governorship aspirant in Ogun state, alleged that Tinubu has a hand in the travails of Yahaya Bello, who is currently on the run and has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Showunmi also claimed that Nasir el-Rufai, a former governor of Kaduna, would not have been rejected as ministerial nominee by the senate if Tinubu had intervened in the screening process.

Recall that in 2023, Tinubu nominated El-Rufai for a ministerial position but he was not cleared by the senate.

In Showunmi’s words;


“The Yorubas already carry misconceptions about betrayal, that we don’t keep our end of the bargain. That we use and dump people. That we are cunning around the power play,” the statement reads.

“It seems President Bola Tinubu is unmindful of this and the consequences of the same.

“Nasir El-Rufai, say what you will about him, he supported Asiwaju fully during the primaries and the general elections.


“Pray how has he been treated? Same El-Rufai now has a security report that humiliated him during a Senate clearance made up of a majority of Tinubu men!

“What would the world call that but betrayal?

“Now, Yahaya Adoza Bello who practically fought like a madman to give Asiwaju good numbers in Kogi not to talk of how he funded and ran the youth campaign with vigour and energy to the extent that I was so jealous compared to the disorganized charade of my PDP.

“Same Yahaya Bello who superintend over the membership registration of APC that to date I cannot but remember comparing the bliss and pageantry to the joke that my PDP ran under the Edo emperor.


“Pray is that the same GYB that is embarrassed to the level we are all witnessing? If this is not a betrayal, I would like someone to tell me what can be a betrayal more than this.

“Without fanning the embers of discord must everyone who worked hard with you to get the seat become minimized by those around you, who are using the agencies under your control?

“Do you plan to contest a second term or do you think your work will be done in one term of just 4 years?

“Shall tomorrow not come? Where are the men of yesterday?.