- Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has assured Dr. Kayode Fayemi of Kano state's support as he contests for presidency
- Ganduje said Kano will reciprocate Fayemi's gesture as the Ekiti state governor stood by him during his trying times in politics
- Fayemi was in the state as part of his presidential consultative visits and was received by Ganduje's deputy
Kano - Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Kano governor, has assured Ekiti governor and leading presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr. Kayode Fayemi of the state's support.
Ganduje attributed his stance to Fayemi’s widely acknowledged consensus-building capacity, education, and leadership qualities.
Ganduje who recalled how governor Fayemi stood by him in the 2019 governorship election in Kano, declared that he will never repay good with evil.
A statement sent to Legit.ng on Friday, May 27 by the spokesman of Dr. Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation, Femi Ige, said Governor Ganduje was represented by his deputy and governorship candidate of the party, Dr. Nasiru Gawuna.
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Gawuna made the declaration on behalf of Ganduje when Fayemi's campaign team visited the state on Thursday, May 26.
According to Ganduje, Fayemi’s management and leadership qualities are apparent to all.
"Your leadership qualities are not hidden. The way you have led the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) for two terms with unity of purpose and with no dissent is a testament to your leadership skills.
''You have led 36 governors from across different parties effectively. You have actually been president without having ministers and discharged your duties creditably well, so we have no fears about supporting you because the morning tells what the day will look like."
Continuing, the Kano governor recounted Fayemi’s solid support during his own trying times and said it would not be in his character to repay good with evil.
"During the governorship rerun in 2019 when everyone left us, you stood by our government, in fact, you were the only governor who came here and fought until victory was achieved, so we owe you on that front too."
Also speaking, the Director-General of the Kayode Fayemi Presidential Campaign Organisation and former Deputy National Chairman of the APC, Senator Shuaib Lawal advised the Kano delegates to choose wisely as Nigeria was too divided, lean economically and in a state of war to trust a neophyte into power.
Shuaib Lawal said:
"The next president must have capacity, education, intellect, wide network, and courage in order for the country to move forward in the right direction. Our military, economic, religious, and cultural disunity means we must not put a neophyte in power."
Responding, the presidential aspirant promised to address the problems that led to the death of the Kaduna/Kano textile industries by tackling power and insecurity.
"It's in an atmosphere of peace and unity that we can grow. I'll retool the military, expand intelligence, increase the use of technology and effectively halt our nation's match into lawlessness, insurgency, and anarchy if elected.
"The Kaduna/Kano textile industry that is also a major source of employment and contributor to the GDP will be revamped.
''We will also tackle the problem of electricity by breaking down this national grid that's always collapsing into the zonal grid and microgrids in order to ensure constant power supply and push the country on the path of industrialisation."
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Recall that Osun state governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, recently declared support for the aspiration of his counterpart in Ekiti and a leading presidential aspirant, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, saying "it's a payback time."
Oyetola made the declaration ahead of the presidential primary of the ruling APC slated for Sunday, May 30 in Abuja.
Oyetola publicly declared that Fayemi's capacity and competence as one of the best sons of Oodua is obvious to all.
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On his part, Niger state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello recently said that if he was given the option and privilege to appoint a president, he would appoint Fayemi as Nigeria's next leader.
The governor said Fayemi is one of the aspirants that have been a friend to the state before coming to canvass for votes for his presidential ambition.
The Niger state governor made the comment when the APC presidential aspirant visited him and other APC delegates in Minna.