Buhari Has Endorsed Me for Second Term, Says El-Rufai

El-Rufai...how not to contain insecurity

John Shiklam in Kaduna
Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai,  has said President Muhammadu  Buhari has endorsed his re-election bid in 2019.

In a live radio interview with local radio stations in the state on Sunday, the governor declared  that with the endorsement by Mr. President, he would definitely seek re-election.
In the interview which was conducted in Hausa language, el-Rufai said after his endorsement by party stakeholders on September 16 to run for a second term in 2019, he went to brief the president who also gave him the green light.

“It was after I have finished briefing him that he (the president) gave me the nod to seek re-election together with my deputy,” he said during the radio programme.

The governor however said his endorsement  does not mean that any person interested in the governorship cannot come out, stressing that  the constitution of the All Progressives Congress (APC) allows for primaries to elect a flag-bearer just as  it equally allows for a consensus candidate if the majority of the party members agreed on a consensus candidate.
He said whatever might be the case, he is ready to face anybody in a free contest in order to clinch the party’s ticket for a second term.

Also commenting on the seeming crack in the state chapter of the party which had led to the emergence of factions, the governor maintained that it was the handiwork of some disgruntled elements who think they can only thrive if there are crises.

“Very soon we are going to invite every stakeholder to a meeting and allow anybody who feels he or she is short changed to express his grievances. We are democrats and we are ready to adjust if we erred,” he said.
A faction of the party which is loyal to the governor had at a recent stakeholders’ meeting, endorsed him for a second term come 2019.

  • Jadah Ayoola

    You haven’t even concluded on this. I won’t put my money on a second term if I were you, you have performed below average. Resident Doctors going on strike in your state Mr El-Rufai

  • Don Franco

    Dear Governor El Rufai,

    While you and President Buhari are busy with mutual masturbation of each other’s political ego; it’d be nice if you answer for the blood of the 450 Southern Kaduna Christians whose throats were slit from ear to ear last Christmas eve. Why hasn’t even one single person been arrested for this heinous crime, Governor? Secondly, are you not perturbed that Kaduna, as the capital of northern Nigeria is littered with the mass graves of over 1,500 Shiites; your State is infact a necropolis, in the true meaning of the word. Governor, why aren’t you doing anything about this?
    Finally, Senator Shehu Sani, has presented clear, credible and convincing evidence that your political thugs are responsible for the bloodletting that has torn apart the APC structures in Kaduna State; in the light of all of the foregoing, it is unconscionable that you want to inflict 4 additional years of misrule and carnage upon carnage on hapless Kaduna citizens. May God help them, is my prayer!.

    • forestgee

      These people are the biggest problem of Nigeria….when a governor in conjunction with fulani army presides over the slaughter of 1,500 people, I doubt if that same head can think of economic development.

  • AyoJon

    If you feel that’s why you’ll win, then you’ve insulted the people of Kaduna

  • Issei

    So what if pmb endorsed elrufai.to the best
    Of my knowledge pmb has no vote in either
    Primary or General elections in kd state
    Ultimately its the people of kd state will decides who Govern them AND not endorsement by any party chieftain.

    • forestgee

      The endorsement is actually the rigging machine that will be used to stifle the true mandate of the people and foist him on the people of Kaduna to continue the Fulani Herdsmen Rule