Although the presidency says it is focusing on running the affairs of the nation, it seems its supporters have their eyes set on 2019.

The All Progressives Congress in Kaduna state have given the green light to the President and Governor Nasir El-Rufai to seek second terms.

This was announced at meeting with party leaders from the 255 electoral wards of the state at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Hall, Kaduna.

Senator Shehu Sani, who has been in a protracted dispute with El-Rufai, stayed away from the meeting.‎

Sani, a vocal critic of El-Rufai, belongs to a separate faction of the APC in Kaduna.

The state's acting chairman of the party, Shuaibu Idris, said the party's supremacy is a non-negotiable principle for members, warning that the party would sanction members adjudged to be working against its progress and unity.

He added that the leadership of the party will continue to operate an open-door policy and embrace members who accept discipline.

At the meeting, El-Rufai took time to interact with party members and answer questions on the government's policies and actions.

The Governor appealed for unity in the party and apologized for any offense that any government or party official might have caused to party members.

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