Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said he has no apologies for seeking President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection in 2019, Punch reports.
El-Rufai said this after 7 governors, including himself, met with the president at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The 7 governors, all from the All Progressives Congress (APC), and from the northern part of the country, had reportedly joined the president for the Friday Jumat service at the state house mosque, before proceeding to a brief meeting.
The governors at the meeting were Abubakar Bello of Niger, Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe, Yahaya Bello of Kogi, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, Jibrilla Bindo of Adamawa, and Simon Lalong of Plateau.
El-Rufai, speaking to newsmen after the meeting, 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 own opinion, but as governors, and most of us here with the exception of Yobe Governor, are first time governors, we are interested in continuity and stability and we want the President to continue with that.
See photos from the visit below: