Abuja—Nasir el-Rufai, former governor of Kaduna, has taken to social media to share a cryptic message a few weeks after the senate refused to confirm him as a minister, TheCable reports.
El-Rufai’s name was among the 48 ministerial nominees forwarded by President Bola Tinubu to the upper legislative chamber for screening and confirmation.
However, during the screening on August 7, the former Kaduna state governor and two other nominees were not confirmed by the senate.
The senate said there were “adverse” security reports against el-Rufai, and he is required to await clearance.
The development generated reactions within and outside the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Although there were reports that el-Rufai had opted to bow out of the race due to the delay, the former Kaduna governor has remained silent on the issue.
But in a post on X (formerly Twitter) on Sunday, el-Rufai shared the lyrics of Bob Marley’s ‘Who The Cap Fit’.
“Man to man is so unjust, children/ Ya don’t know who to trust/ Your worst enemy could be your best friend/ And your best friend, your worse enemy/ Some will eat and drink with you,” the former governor wrote.
“Thank God, we’re past the worse/ Hypocrites and parasites (hypocrites and parasites)/ Will come up and take a bite (will come up and take a bite)/ And if your night should turn to day/ A lot of people would run away/ And who the cap fit let them wear it!/ Who the cap fit let them wear it!”
In what appears to be a reference to El-Rufai’s post, Shehu Sani, former Kaduna senator, tweeted that he has “turned him into a Rastafarian and Reggae artist”.
El-Rufai and Sani were former allies but their relationship went sour over the past few years.