Desperate times call for desperate measures.

More reason the supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the president gets a second term ticket.

So far, at least six of the party’s serving 24 governors have openly declared support for the President to seek the party’s ticket for re-election in 2019.

These are Kano Sate Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Solomon Lalong of Plateau State; Yahaya Bello of Kogi State; Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State; Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State as well as Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai.

A top-ranking member of the APC, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that party members, who considered themselves “core Buharists”, did not foresee any threat to his candidacy at least from “anywhere in northern Nigeria.”

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He explained that as members of a political party, no matter which aspirant a person or group of persons supported, it was incumbent on such people to respect others who had other preferences.

The source said, “it is for the same reason why no one could talk about sanctions for the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, when some mischief-makers leaked a video of her endorsing former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and the needless controversy which followed.

“With all these noise being made by some people and the misleading headlines you see these days, tell me one person, within or outside the APC in Nigeria today, who can defeat President Buhari if he decides to run in 2019? Name one!”

According to him, the APC is determined not to repeat the mistakes made by the former ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party, by taking party members for granted.

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