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7 Northern Governors Visit Aso Rock, Say Buhari ‘Must Run For 2nd Term’

By Wires | The Trent on January 12, 2018
President Buhari with 7 state governors in the State House on 12th Jan 2018 where the Northern governors endorsed the president for a 2nd term President Buhari with R-L: Governor of Adamawa H.E. Jibrilla Bindow, Governor of Yobe State H.E. Ibrahim Geidam, Governor of Kogi State H.E. Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kaduna H.E. Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and Governor of Kano State H.E. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje at the State House on 12th Jan 2018 | State House Photo

Seven governors, including Nasiru el-Rufa’i of Kaduna state, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Friday, January 11, 2017 and emphasised the need for him to re-contest in the 2019 election.

El-Rufa’i, who spoke to state house correspondents after the meeting, said governors want Buhari to continue running the country beyond 2019.

According to him, people are free to continue to speculate about the 2019 elections but he and other governors are interested in continuity and stability of the country.

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 or her own opinion but as governors, and most of us here with the exception of Yobe governor, are first-term governors.

“We are interested in continuity and stability and we want the president to continue with that.

“Like our leader, the governor of Kano said, we just happen to be here by coincidence and we went to pray and decided to felicitate with the president and we feel satisfied that anytime we see him, he is getting better and better.’’

Other governors, who met with the president alongside with el-Rufa’i, were Abubakar Bello of Niger, Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe, Yahaya Bello of Kogi, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, Jibrilla Bindo of Adamawa and Simon Lalong of Plateau.

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  1. Gov Yahaya bello should be advised by pmb to pay salaries and stop lying for the sake of integrity. Records are to bear evidence of his failure

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