Yar'adua Wanted his Wife to Succeed him-Elrufai
Controversial former minister for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Nasir el-Rufai, has sensationally revealed in his new book, the Accidental Public Servant, that deceased President Umar Musay Yar’adua suspected that he might pass on and had began to think of successors.
El-Rufai described an encounter Yar’adua had with an influential Northern emir who had received him. Apparently having premonitions of what may befall him, this emir asked the late President Yar’adua if he had a choice of successors so that the emir’s spiritualists could pray over the names and give him insight on who would be the best pick.
According to el-Rufai, Yar’adua thought hard and long then requested for a piece of paper and wrote four names. The names on the list were his wife, Turai Yar’adua, his first governor son-in-law, Saidu Dakingari of Kebbi state followed by the second one, Isa Yuguda of Bauchi state and finally, the then incumbent governor of Kwara State, Bukola Saraki.
NaijaPundit will continue to unearth more from the book.