Gov El-Rufai claims he’s supported Arsenal for 50 years, congratulates wife and son on Liverpool’s title win

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has made a bold claim that he’s supported English Premier League side Arsenal since 1969, a little over 50 years now and still counting.

The former FCT Minister made this revelation in a tweet to congratulate his wife Hadiza and son Bello El-Rufai as well as political associate Senator Uba Sani who are supporters of Liverpool FC on the Reds’ league win after a 30-year wait.

He tweeted thusly: “CONGRATULATIONS!! My congratulations to my son & life-long @LFC supporter, Bello @B_ELRUFAI, MyOga @hadizel & Sen Uba Sani @ubasanius. Waiting 30 years for this is proof of enduring loyalty, matched only by those of us that consistently supported @Arsenal since 1969. – @elrufai.”

Born on 16 February 1960, this claim means El-Rufai started supporting the Gunners as a 9-year old in elementary school before he went on to attend the famous Barewa College in Zaria.

Apart from El-Rufai, other prominent Nigerian Arsenal fans are NFF President Amaju Pinnick as well as ace comedian Ali Baba.

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