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2019 Elections: President Buhari endorses El-Rufai’s reelection bid

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Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai, the Kaduna State Governor,  has revealed that his governorship reelection bid in 2019 has the approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Kaduna State governor revealed the endorsement during a radio interview in Kaduna, adding that  Buhari disclosed his support for El-Rufai just before he briefed the President of his intention.

The governor said, ”It was after I have finished briefing him that he (President) gave me the nod to seek re-election together with my deputy.

El-Rufai noted that Presdient Buhari’s backing has definitely encouraged him to go ahaead with his reelection ambition.

READ ALSO: APC endorses Buhari and El-Rufai for second term

He, however, stated that  interestend aspirants should should not hesistate to come forward as the “constitution of our party allowed for primaries to elect a standard-bearer.”

He also expressed his readiness to compete with any individual in a free contest in order to emerge as the party’s flag bearer.

He said, ”It equally allows for a consensus candidate if the majority of the party members agreed on a consensus candidate.”


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