Atiku Media Office: El-Rufai Deserves Prayer Not Anger

Former Vice President Abubakar Atiku
By Paul Ibe

Former FCT Minister, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, has come under fire for writing alleged fiction for self-glorification at the expense of truth.

Reacting to el-Rufai’s book entitled, “The Accidental Public Servant,” the Media Office of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, dismissed his book as a collection of fiction, half-truths, exaggeration and reflection of selective memory.
 
The Media Office was particularly piqued by the claim of el-Rufai that he had almost resigned as the former Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) because of alleged persistent pressure and interference by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who was then the Chairman of the National Council on Privatization.
 
Atiku’s Media Office expressed disbelief that the former FCT Minister forgot soon what he said at the Senate Public Hearing on BPE August 8-13, 2011. That Adhoc committee was headed by Senator Ahmed Lawan.
 
It recalled el-Rufai as saying that he had special relationship with former President Obasanjo, which gave him direct access and the discretion to bypass the Council on Privatization headed by Atiku in order to get the approval of the President.
 
The Media Office wondered how el-Rufai could reconcile his threat of resignation with the accounts he told the Senate about the latitude of freedom he enjoyed at BPE because of his closeness to former President Obasanjo.
 
In that testimony, el-Rufai told the Senate that, and we quote: “Thank you very much Distinguished Senator. Mr. Chairman, as a matter of principle Mr. Chairman, I am reluctant to judge my successors.  So, whenever I do a job, I move on; I don’t comment on what my successors have done. All I can say is this. Mr. Chairman, if you go through my tenure in BPE, you will see that we try to do everything by the rules, by the book. And we resisted every attempt at political interference. There is a process; step by step. Privatization is a mechanical process. Once you have the process published, every step should not be missed. And there was never a time that we deviated from that process.
“We took everything we did to the privatization council. That’s how we ran the place. And I swear to God, I am under oath. Except for one time that the vice president called me and said; look I’ve got calls from A and B to help this guy win this, I said Mr. Vice president you know the rules, tell him to bid the highest price because the highest price wins and he said yes I know, I am just telling you in case they contact you.  And I don’t want them to say I didn’t pass on their requests. That was the only time. But no one tried to interfere with my work. There were attempts to block it. President Obasanjo blocked the privatization of Nigeria airways practically. Okay because Kema Chikwe will go and tell him stories. And what is the result today. The company is dead.”
 
On the claim by el-Rufai that former President Obasanjo went on bended knees before former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to seek his cooperation for second term bid in 2003, the media office dismissed the claim as a figment of el-Rufai’s wild imagination.
 
It said such claim lacked any credibility because Atiku and Obasanjo were alone together behind closed doors and that they alone knew what actually transpired between them.
 
The Media Office wondered whether el-Rufai was a fly on the wall to discuss the details of a private meeting between the two leaders.
 
Rather than el-Rufai feeding the public with such fabrications, the statement said the former Minister should have provided or quoted the authority for such claim since he was not at the private meeting between former President Obasanjo and Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
 
The statement also added that for a man like el-Rufai who has a notorious reputation for disparaging religions and their icons, including lately Jesus Christ, the attack on Atiku was the  least surprising.
 
It noted that if he could go to such irreverent extent to disparage religious icons, who is an ordinary mortal like Atiku Abubakar.
 
According to the statement, any man that can cross the boundary of reason and decency, deserves prayers rather than anger.
 

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EL RUFAI'S BOOK

what ever the case may be atiku's guys need not be petty. the best they could do is to join issue with el rufai by providing relevant answers to issues raised.

EL RUFAI BETRAYS ATIKU

WHATEVER IS THIER PROBLEM; EL RUFAI SHOULDNT HAD BITTEN THE FINGER THAT FED HIM.
HE IS A BETRAYER AND HAS MURDERED SLEEP.
HOWEVER, WHATEVER IS HAPPENING TO ATIKU NOW IS THAT HE NEVER BELIEVED IN THE PRAYERS OF 'TALAKAWAS' HENCE THESE NIGHTMARES.HE SHOULD WITHDRAW HIS MANY-YEARS-AGO-STATEMENT AND GO BACK TO THE TALAKAWAS AND SEEK FOR THIER HELP IN PRAYERS.

Re-Compare@ Chijiok,e

Kindly for your own sanity get back again, and read whatever you think you have just posted.Sorry, brother, there's :" Freedom of expression". Surely, that doesn't include spreading BILGE? In other words you are not making any sense, AT ALL?

Compare

Between Atiku ane El Rufai we know who is being truthful and who is being economic with the truth. How did Atiku amass all his wealth I ask? Remember the story about how he built one house as a civil servant and some how manner fell from somewhere and he became a Billionaire. I do not know why El Rufai needs prayers unless someone is planning the Nigerian option for him, rather it is Nigeria that needs prayers to prevent the likes of Atiku ever coming to power as the President of Nigeria. Atiku should be happy to have attained the position of no. 2 citizen of Nigeria. We want someone who wants to serve this time around (not Yar'Adua's type of servant), to enable the country move forward.

el rufai

Megalomania = delusions of self importance and power

Napoleon complex = Overly aggressive and self aggrandizing behaviour manifesting more commonly in short men

el Rufai = Megalomaniac with healthy dose of napoleon complex.

Nigerians beware! You have been warned!!

SODOMY

So Atiku is a sodomite.
Has he considered taking el-rufai to bed or even the marriage registry?

skunk!

Obasanjo, el-Rufa'i, Atiku and the Facts of the BPE

This statement does not in any way repudiate the claims of el-Rufa'i, rather it only reinforces the claims. That there is no love lost between Atiku and el-Rufa'i is pretty obvious (and) but for Obasanjo's soft spot for el-Rufa;i Atiku could have easily sacked him from the BPE.
The real facts remain that Nigeriabns are still denied the simple democratic aspiration of open, free and fair elections and this was because of people like the trio fighting for public space here.

PLEASE UNCLE ATIKS, WRITE YOUR OWN

No too much back and forth bickering. Uncle Atiks should write his own. We need more books like this to come forth for the advancement of our yet to be born children.... so they will know how not to make the same mistakes we are making today.

Nigerians are not stupid as most politicians think... Nigerians sure know how to reconcile pieces of the truth and filter lies.

baba atiku, write your own book and we will align and see through them

God bless Nigerians all over the world!

they both need prayer

Both former president and former minister of fct need for God to change their mind they can be both says the truth

el rufai and his self destructive ways

Very insightful commentary on el Rufai. see link

http://www.businessdayonline.com/NG/index.php/analysis/commentary/51267-...

Cretin El-Rufai

This man has bitten the finger that fed him, he shall not prosper neither shall he rejoice in his latter years.
I sing Nunc Dimitis for the fool. Pity.

El-Rufai

I support El-Rufai. I have to say that no matter how bad he is, he's got class, style and a sense of responsibility. Atiku should not have spoken at all. He needs prayers because he is a devoted FAG, a RITUALIST and a FAILURE. Since El-Rufai left office many years ago, all the other FCT ministers have done NOTHING. It is El-Rufai's policies that are still in place. El-Rufai is a suave educated man who fears no one. I support him 100%. Atiku is a complete wash-out.

El'Rufai deserve prayer

Please we need to be very careful about what we say. This is because the way we critise somebody, the way they do to you. May God save Nigeria and Nigerians from the hands of her enemies in JESUS NAME AMENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

Have any of you commenting read the book

We tend to always be moved by sentiments in our responses, either tribal, religous or just personal feelings about the individual. Please read the book even if you do not like the man and then you can make an informed comment.
Have read a bit of it, and it is an eye-opener to the way government works in Nigeria. Atiku has an option of going to court to sue El Rufai for libel, if he is sure of his facts.

"most of the things he said is correct"

People like you can go ahead and believe ex gov officials who were not bold enough to tell the truth except when it is convinient for them. I am convince about one thing, rufai will never say one bad thing about himself. That tells you what he aim to achieve-self promotion.

I am not here to defend OBJ

I am not here to defend OBJ cos; he is very capable to fight for himself. I’m here to say that what El-Rufai said about OBJ now in his book is back-stabbing and betrayal to a deal that El-Rufai signed on and benefitted enormously. Somebody like this shld not be trusted. Fact, El-Rufai served in OBJ administration for the full eight years and did not quit not even a day before his 8th year in OBJ govt. El-Rufai helped OBJ to hand picked late president Yaradua. Something then happened in Yaradua’s administration, he El-Rufai lost out in the all chop- choppy Nigerian politics. He then switched gear, turned opposition and start talking non-stop. And you want me to buy what he is selling. For me, this is one of those gossip tabloid books from an estranged inner circle friend. Thank God for internet for recording some of El-Rufai’s speeches, testimonies, for some of us that may be suffering from a bout of insomnia from time to time.

ATIKU NEEDS PRAYERS TO REPENT FROM HOMOSEXUALITY!!!

WHY ARE THE ATIKU GROUP JITTERY? INSTEAD OF THE ATIKU GROUP TO EVEN KEEP THEIR MOUTHS SHUT, THEY'RE BUSY SPEWING RUBBISH OUT OF GUILT. WHO DOESN'T KNOW THAT ATIKU IS A MORALLY BANKPRUPTL PERSON WHO HAS SOLD HIS CONSCIENCE TO THE DEVI? THIS IS IS SOMEBODY WHO DOES NOT HESITATE TO SACRIFICE HUMAN BEINGS FOR RITUALS TO SATISFY HIS GREEDY PENCHANT TO BECOME PRESIDENT AT ALL COST? WHO DOESN'T KNOW IN THE WHOLE OF ADAMAWA THAT MARABOUTS ARE THE ONES DICTATING TO ATIKU AND HE RECEIVES INSTRUCTIONS FROM THEM?! WHO DOESNT KNOW THAT ATIKU HAS SODOMISED AND SPOILT THE FUTURE OF A LOT OF YOUNG MEN FROM AGES 15 UPWARDS IN ADAMAWA? I CHOOSE AN EL-RUFAI A 1000X THAN A CORRUPTED FAG LIKE ATIKU. ATIKU, YOU NEED PRAYERS, REPENT AND MAKE PEACE WITH GOD FROM YOUR PERVERTED WAYS, SO 2013 ENDS WELL FOR YOU-WHO SAYS GOD IS NOT MORE THAN YOUR MASTER LUCIFER???? 'ENI TO BA YA IGBE SILE KIN RANTI, ENI TO MA KO LO MAN RANTI'

God is begining to punish El-rufai

El- Rufai enestly needs prayers, probabily nemesis is catching up with him as everyone can now see that he can no longer reason proparly. as fo his comment about Jesus Christ, we leave to Jesus who is the judge of all.

RE- EL-RUFAI ROGUERY II

I have some info to avail compatriots on EL REFAI-THE ROGUE.If for one second he thinks the posts I am sending out are not true-PLS LET HIM RESPOND TO THEM.May I repeat myself, I support wholeheartedly the BUHARI/TINUBU 2015 TICKET because I believe it's the most pragmatic way to relieve Nigerians of PDP's 12 years of plunder, nicknamed "TRANFORMATION". EL RUFAI has two books he is about to inflict on the Nigerian populace-both of them ghost-written by Americans.Somebody should speak to Pastor Tunde Bakare to be very careful about his 1000%(One thousand pct) support for some smart alec he hardly knows!!! More FYI soon...

EL-RUFAI IS A ROGUE

Call him Mallam, or any title of your fancy, EL RUFAI is a rogue:Quote me.We shall reveal this small man the way he is- physically(very tiny, but a big thief),mentally, he has a retinue of idiots who serve his big ego.This BIG THIEF wants to be President of Nigeria, and he has paid editors from THE PUNCH in Lagos to LEADERSHIP in Abuja to say destroy Buhari's well earned image as one who has zero tolerance for roguery.He tried his best to hijack the MERGER MOVE, but he was shoved aside by the Gen, who suddenly woke up to realize that the BIG THIEF -EL RUFAI since the PTF DAYS actually wants to rubbish him.Hence, the former Bauchi State Dep Gov now heads the CPC Merger Committee...WILL KEEP YOU ALL POSTED, every second of the way !!!

Drama

The Alawadas part 1....Bunch of con artists, tricksters and confident thugs.

el rufai is sick

EL Rufai will soon dance naked in Gwarinpa market-as amatter of fact he actually needsa our prayers-fir the guy is sick-and its time he is made to account for the houses he sold in abuja

You can hire more marabouts

You can hire more marabouts from Arabic nations,Mali,Chad,Sudan,Niger,Cameroon etc with their 5 miles long rosary to do special astagafrullah for him.

WHO IS FOOLING WHO?

At least Bakare bought everything in El-Rufai book. That ought to make it true, you think? Name me one Nigerian ex-government official that wrote a book that wasn't self-serving. As for Atiku, he should go and bury his head in shame for the condition him and his former boss Obasanjo left Nigeria. By the way, with the help of El-Rufai. There you have it, the three musketeers. What a joke!

@Sunday Njokede

Lemme guess, El-Rufai is CPC and Atiku is PDP. I see why you believe one over the other...sine you're part of that CPC killing machine.

'I still dey laugh!'

Nigerians will have the last laugh. Lets celebrate the laud-mouthed former FCT Minister for starting it. They will all expose themselves one after the other.

Make Aso Rock Or, Die Trying!

We all know that Atiku has no credibility whatsoever. More so, El-Rufai is not a saint. But, if I have to choose between both men, I would manage Mr Rufai. Atiku is a no-go area. I have not read the book aside from clippings but I want to believe that most of what Rufia said about other people is correct. I would like to know what he said about himself.

More books please.. Atiku

More books please.. Atiku write your own!!

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