Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has claimed that some senators defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC), because they thought President Muhammadu Buhari may arrest and prosecute them if he wins the 2019 presidential election.
El-Rufai said President Buhari dislikes corruption and will not work with any corrupt politician to cheat Nigeria.
The Governor disclosed this, while answering questions during a Hausa media chat aired on radio stations in the state on Thursday.
“Why did these people (senators) leave APC? It’s because they love bribe and were afraid of what President Muhammadu Buhari will do to them if he gets re-elected. This is just the truth.
“What joined them together is that they love bribery and corruption and they are afraid President Buhari will deal with them.
“Nobody will criticise this government for lack of performance because they are trying their best. If the senators were honestly supporting the president, he would have achieved more than what he currently achieved; but instead they are sabotaging his effort,” he said.