“I thank God for sparing my life and seeing me through it all. My confidence is in God alone and by his grace I will surely bounce back, and by his intervention, whichever way, Nigeria will still work in my lifetime,” he said.

He said he truly appreciated the invitation, “though last minute, to commission one of the many roads constructed in Kaduna during your tenure as governor.”

He said El-Rufai responded by saying “Na wa o, my Oga, what has he done to push you even to this state of mind? I’m sorry, sir, I understand if you’re unable to make it, we’re all struggling with the heartbreak of PMB.”

Bakare said he was not disappointed at all. “I know what God has said,” he added.

El-Rufai invited several dignitaries to inaugurate various infrastructure projects as part of the Urban Renewal Programme of his administration, on Friday.

Report has it that the former governor of Kano State, Dr Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Friday, inaugurated the new Ungwan Rimi Market and other roads in Kaduna.

Former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Bisi Akande, also inaugurated the expanded Bida Road.

Ex-Vice President Namadi Sambo, who inaugurated the Raba link road, said the project was for the good and progress of the Kaduna people.