- Alhaji Sani Shinkafi endorsed President Buhari for a second term while on his governorship campaign
- Shinkafi says his decision to endorse Buhari remains even though he knows his own party, APGA, has a presidential candidate
- The APGA governorship candidate also promises to improve education and other infrastructures in the state
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Zamfara, Alhaji Sani Shinkafi, has reportedly endorsed Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of the February 16 presidential election.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sani made his decision known in Bungudu, the headquarters of Bungudu local government area of the state, while on his campaign.
He was reported to have said: “I am aware that my party (APGA) has its presidential candidate in the coming presidential election, but I also believe in making the right choice.
“l, therefore, wish to announce that my choice is the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and l enjoin all well-meaning Nigerians to vote for him again so that he will continue with the good work he is doing for the country.
“l also want to call on you, my good people of Zamfara, to vote for me as the next governor so that I can improve your general well-being.
“As you are all aware, my party is the only one that does not have internal crisis in the state.”
He further promised to improve education, health care services and economic empowerment, especially among women and youth.
“l will build more schools, upgrade teachers standard, provide all necessary equipment and medicament in our health care facilities and support women and youth through various programmes and financial support so that they can be self-reliant,” he added.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the presidential ambition of Muhammadu Buhari received a boost with a reported endorsement by retired military officers in the Nigerian Army, the Navy and Air Force.
Those who endorsed Buhari for a second term include 13 Major Generals, eight Air Vice Marshal (AVM), two Rear Admirals (RA), 12 Brigadier Generals, nine Air commodores, eight Commodores and 17 former military administrators.
It was learnt that the retired officers were led by retired Brigadier General Buba Marwa, a former military administrator of Lagos state, who also heads the presidential advisory committee for the elimination of drug abuse in the country.
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It was also reported that Professor Yemi Osinbajo said if there is one thing supposed enemies of President Muhammadu Buhari know and respect him for, it remains that he is not corrupt.
Legit.ng learnt that Osinbajo stated this on Monday, February 4, arguing that the president’s enemies can testify to the latter’s untainted personality.
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