Published on Jan 12, 2018 Greenbarge Reporters
Governor from seven Northern States of Nigeria have mounted a pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to contest the 2019 election for his second term of four years.
The governors are Abubakar Bello of Niger State, Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State, Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State. Others are Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai of Kaduna State, Jibrilla Bindo of Adamawa State and Simon Lalong of Plateau State.
The governor were emphatic after a meeting with President Buhari today, shortly after Jum’at (Friday) prayer at the Presidential Villa, Abuja that: “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.
“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 the continuity and stability and we want the president to continue with that.”
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