Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of renting the large crowd that attended the rally of its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in Sokoto.
He said this on Tuesday at the inauguration of the campaign council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna.
El-Rufai, labelling the party a gang-up of thieves, said the people of Sokoto refused to support them prompting them to resort to renting people from neighbouring Niger Republic.
“Thieves have ganged-up against President Muhammadu Buhari. Yesterday, they were in Sokoto and they rented a crowd from Niger Republic just to show people that they have supporters because Sokoto people refused to come out.
“So, when it is time to launch President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign in Kaduna, people should come for the whole world to see that, it is not Niger Republic people that are disguising as Nigerians,” he said.
El-Rufai urged the people to vote for Buhari saying his government had anchored its agenda on putting the people first.