- Attahiru Bafarawa, a PDP presidential aspirant, said Ndi Igbo are partners in Nigeria unity
- Bafarawa noted that nobody can govern the country without Igbo
- He appealed to President Buhari to ensure that the 2019 general elections are free and fair
Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, declared that nobody can rule Nigeria without tapping the education and business ingenuity of Ndi Igbo.
Bafarawa, a two time governor of Sokoto state, made this known when Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi hosted him in Enugu on Tuesday, September 4.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports he was in Enugu to consult and intimate the party in the state about his intention to vie for the country’s president.
He declared: “Ndi Igbo are partners in Nigeria unity, cohesion and political stability; nobody can govern the country without Ndi Igbo.’’
He appealed to President Buhari to ensure that the 2019 general elections were free, fair and credible.
Bafarawa said President Buhari had no alternative than to allow for credible poll in the forthcoming elections because “he is a beneficiary of free and fair poll in the country.’’
He commended Governor Ugwuanyi and the state PDP for the wonderful reception accorded him and delegates and promised to carry everybody along if elected as the country’s president.
Bafarawa declared: “I will carry everybody along politically in building a virile, united and prosperous Nigeria. This is my bond to Nigeria and Nigerians.’’
Earlier, Ugwuanyi, described Bafarawa as an ambassador of peace and good governance adding that the presidential aspirant was one of Nigeria’s politicians with grassroots followership. Ugwuanyi said that the people of Enugu respect Bafarawa’s role in unity of the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that President Buhari said nothing would make him fear the forthcoming 2019 presidential election.
President Buhari said he was not afraid of free and fair election because it was what brought him to power.
The president’s personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad, confirmed this on his Twitter handle. The tweet read: ”I am not afraid of free and fair election, because that’s what brought me here”
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