Fidelity bank banner NewsExpress advert
2019: Why Buhari must re-contest — Governors

By Ismaila Chafe on 12/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 622

•President Buhari
•President Buhari

Seven governors, including Gov. Nasiru el-Rufa’i of Kaduna State, on Friday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, and reiterated the need for him to re-contest in the 2019 presidential election.

El-Rufa’i, who spoke to State House correspondents after the closed door meeting with the president, said though their meeting was apolitical, the governors  wanted him to continue running the country beyond 2019.

According to him, people are free to continue to speculate about the 2019 elections but he and other governors are interested in continuity and stability of the country.

He said: “We are politicians and those of us you see here want the president to contest the 2019 election, we have no apologies for that.

“We believe in Mr President, we want him to continue running the country in the right direction. People can speculate about 2019, we have no apologies.

“Whether they are right or wrong is beside the point. Everybody is entitled to his or her own opinion but as governors, and most of us here with the exception of Yobe Governor, are first term governors.

“We are interested in continuity and stability and we want the president to continue with that.

“Like our leader, the governor of Kano said,  we just happen to be here by coincidence and we went to pray and decided to felicitate with the president and we feel satisfied that anytime we see him, he is getting better and better.”

Other governors,  who met with the president  alongside with el-Rufa’i,  were Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger; Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe,  Yahaya Bello of Kogi,  Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano,  Jibrilla Bindo of Adamawa  and Simon Lalong of Plateau.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had released the 2019 elections timetable and directed political parties to conclude all primary elections by October in readiness for the general elections.

The Presidential and National Assembly elections will hold on Feb. 16 while governorship and State Assembly elections will be conducted on March 2. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 12/01/2018 8:38:52 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Buhari will not complete first term as President...

2017: Those eyeing Anambra Government House should have...

PDP set to establish shadow government

EFCC accuser jailed for police equipment fraud

Pension Scam: Court declines FG’s move to stop...

Dakuku Peterside calls for conservation of marine ecosystem...

APC chieftain, Ihebom, hails Owerri people, applauds Okorocha,...

Boko Haram launches attacks near Chief of Army...

Controversy over MTN secret masts •Outraged residents head...

Closure of illegal schools in Rivers: APC off...

Group accuses Buruji Kashamu of gross abuse of...

Medical laboratory scientists seek Edo Government’s assistance to...

 

Latest News Biafra Referendum: 40 million ballot papers ready -- IPOB 20 German firms seek investments in Nigeria Umahi, commissioner bicker over re-naming of street Farmers/herders clashes: Katsina commences demarcation of cattle routes EFCC nabs school operator for awarding fake degree certificates Fidelity Bank launches FlashKey; an innovative phone keyboards payments solution FG orders MDAs, FIRS to authenticate Tax Certificates before payment to contractors Judge’s death stalls trial in N250m libel suit Public Service Reforms: Bayelsa seeks support from whistleblowers Alleged N1.6bn Money Laundering: Jonathan’s former aide asks court to dismiss trial NEMA workers protest poor condition of service, redundancy Ohafia stakeholders re-affirm support for Abia Deputy Governor

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (352,001 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (351,196 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (279,925 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (229,850 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (208,902 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (208,489 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (181,619 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (163,668 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (153,776 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (148,412 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (143,694 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (135,540 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (50) Business & Economy (3,254) Business Verdict (44) Columnists (868) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (505) Features (607) Global Business Monitor (283) International (2,037) Interview (154) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (123) News (36,326) Opinion (1,003) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,283) Religion (770) Sports (1,551) Stock Watch (30) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Portugal v Spain 2018

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement