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.
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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.”