Obasanjo said this at the public presentation of a book, ‘Politics As Dashed Hopes in Nigeria’ written by Dr. Auwalu Anwar, in Abuja on Thursday.
Governor El-Rufai, who was the guest speaker at the occasion, was represented by his Deputy, Barnabas Bantex.
The occasion was also attended by former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who was represented by former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
Also present at the event were, former National Secretary of the Congress for Progressives Change, CPC, Buba Galadima, Spokesperson of apex Yoruba Socio-cultural organization, Afenufere, Yinka Odumakin, among others.
Obasanjo, who was the Chairman of the occasion, while rendering his vote of thanks, told Bantex, “Thank you for coming, please give our thanks and regards to your boss.
“Tell him that his boss sent a message to him. Tell him that his boss is watching his performance.”
It will be recalled that two days ago the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El Rufai, stated that he is ready to “move on to other things” if he loses at the forthcoming governorship polls in the state..
According to him, he was not desperate to be re-elected as governor of Kaduna state.
The governor disclosed this, Wednesday, in Kaduna at a United Nations High level Dialogue Forum on Peaceful elections in Kaduna state.
Governor El Rufai, who delivered a keynote address at the one-day event, said politicians in the state must commit to a conduct of a violence-free and fair election.
“If all of us do our bit, Nigeria’s democracy will only get stronger. This biggest risk now is pre-election violence. As a government, our most important job is to govern the state. If I am re-elected, we will do our best; if we are not re-elected, we move on with our lives. We are not desperate,” he said.
The governor said Kaduna has become the centre of attraction of many organisations.
Meanwhile, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kaduna state, Isa Ashiru, has charged his supporters to resist any intimidation by the ruling party and protect their voters during the forthcoming elections..
According to him, “Don’t be intimidated; let your spirit be high; victory is at hand because, even our rivals can see and feel it loud and hard.” SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇