The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State have adopted President Muhammadu Buhari as their candidate for the 2019 general elections.

The endorsements took place during the APC stakeholders’ meeting held on the margins of President Buhari’s working visit to Kano State.

After assuring him of their supper, the leaders issued a threat, saying they will sue him if he declined to seek reelection in 2019.

The meeting was also attended by Governor Ganduje; his deputy, Professor Hafizu Abubakar; the APC State Chairman, Inuwa Abbas, and the members of the State Executive Committee among others.

Also in attendance were two of the state’s senators; members of the House of Representatives from the state; the speaker and 34 of the 40 members of the State House of Assembly and the 44 party chairmen, their deputies and local government area secretaries of the party.

Others were Governor Muhammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State and other leaders of the party in the state.

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The State Chairman of the APC, Inuwa Abbas, hinged their endorsement of the president on his achievements in the last two years especially in the fields of security, the war against corruption and the restructuring of the economy.

"Security is important for everyone, not just for Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states. It is even more so for us as a commercial and industrial state. We are convinced that you are best for these times when the country has begun to muster energy and resources to develop agriculture, infrastructure and empower the younger citizens," Abbas said.

Speaking on a humorous note, Governor Ganduje said the party was prepared to drag the president to court to force his acceptance of the second term ticket.

At the end of the meeting, the leaders agreed to buy the nomination form for Buhari in 2019 to enable him contest the presidential election.

Buhari, however, did not say he accepted, neither did he decline to accept the endorsement in his speech.

President Buhari only smiled and went on to underscore the need for unity in the party and among the diverse people of Nigeria.

The President said he understood the clamour by the ordinary people on the streets who raised four fingers on each hand, meaning four-plus-four.

“What I saw in the elections in Kogi, Bayelsa and Rivers; the use of money and those headless bodies really upset me. I don’t wish to see that anywhere. I would not have won if money and killing was the modus of operation. That is my view of politics," Buhari said.


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