- Seven All Progressives Congress (APC) governors from the north urge President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019
- Governor Nasir El-Rufai says northern governors were committed to President Buhari's re-election bid
- El-Rufai says the governors feel satisfied whenever they met the president
Seven state governors from the Northern part of the country under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday, January 12, declared that they wanted President Muhammadu Buhari to get a second term, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathered that the governors stated this at the Aso Rock presidential villa in Abuja after they visited President Buhari.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state speaking after state governors met behind closed doors with President Buhari said northern governors were committed to his re-election bid and have no apologies for their stand.
The governors were Abubakar Bello (Niger); Ibrahim Gaidam (Yobe); Yahaya Bello (Kogi); Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano); Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna); Jibrilla Bindo(Adamawa) and Simon Lalong (Plateau).
The Kaduna state governor said they felt satisfied whenever they met the president and noticed that he was getting better as far as his state of health was concerned.
He said: “We are politicians and those of us you see here want the President to contest the 2019 election. We have no apologies for that.
“We believe in Mr. President, we want him to continue running the country in the right direction.
“People can speculate about 2019, we have no apologies. Whether they are right or wrong is beside the point.
“Everybody is entitled to his own opinion, but as governors, and most of us here with the exception of Yobe Governor, are first time governors, we are interested in continuity and stability and we want the President to continue with that.”
Governor Ganduje of Kano state on his part said that the governors were on separate visits and they decided to meet with the president after the Jumat prayers.
“We are seven in number here but we came separately, not for any purpose but after the Friday prayers, we decided to say hello to Mr. President.
“It is just a coincidence that we met in the mosque and some joined us later and we decided to go and greet him,” he said.
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In a previous report by Legit.ng President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, January 12, met with seven governors from the northern region of the country behind closed-doors at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja just minutes after the Jumaat prayers.
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