Kano and Nasarawa States governors, Abdullahi Ganduje and Abdullahi Sule have assured the national leader of APC and presidential aspirant, Bola Ahmed Tinubu of their total support.
According to the duo, Bola Ahmed Tinubu excellent performances in Lagos and deep sacrifices for the party paved ways for him to succeed president Buhari come May 2023.
At separate meetings with Tinubu, the two governors said the aspirant can be assured of their states delegates voting for him at the national convention/presidential primaries holding next weekend in Abuja.
Ganduje said “Asiwaju did it in Lagos. Lagos is a cosmopolitan state, a complete city-state synonymous with Nigeria with the various nationalities contained in there. You were to govern it and govern it creditably. You took Lagos to a new level. Because of this we believe you can govern this country.
“Lagos has a sub-national economy. It is at present the sixth largest in Africa. If it were a country, it will be the sixth biggest economy in our continent. If you are elected president in 2023, we believe you will take Nigeria’s economy to the highest level.”
Maintaining that security remains a challenge in the country, the Kano governor charged the APC presidential aspirant to address this issue frontally if elected, saying confronting this menace is a task that must be done.
At the the Government House Lafia on Friday, Governor Sule described Asiwaju as a king who has made many kings, stating that the APC leader believes in justice and fairness.
“Most people credit Asiwaju with leading the alliance that culminated in the formation of APC in 2014. They did not know that the idea of coalition between the North and South actually began much earlier,” he said.
He stated that the idea began in 2005 when it dawned on Tinubu and a few other leaders that the PDP had become a monster that should be tamed. Asiwaju Tinubu later proceeded to address the APC delegates from Nasarawa where he sought their support for his presidential aspiration.
Soliciting the support of the delegates, Tinubu said they would never regret voting him as president.
House of Representatives Leader, Hon. Ado Doguwa, described Tinubu as a friend of Kano who has always stood with the state and Governor Ganduje during difficult periods.