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President Buhari Will Continue In 2019 – 7 Northern Governors

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SEVEN State governors has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office.

They said they were supporting the president because they want him to continue.

The governors are, Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna, 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.

Their spokesman, El-rufai rising from a meeting with the President on Friday, said their meeting was apolitical.

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“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.

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“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,” he told State House Correspondents.

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The Presidential and National Assembly elections will hold on February 16 2019, while governorship and State Assembly elections will be conducted on March 2.

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