…Pledge 5m votes for duo in 2019
The Kano state caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the National Assembly on Thursday declared support for President Muhammad Buhari and Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state over the bribery allegation made against the governor.
The caucus said that no amount of blackmail or sabotage would deter them from delivering five million votes for the duo in the 2019 general elections.
Chairman and leader of the caucus, Senator Kabiru Gaya said at a press briefing that members of the caucus in the National Assembly are determined and are not wavering in their resolve to give solid support to President Buhari and Governor Ganduje come 2019.
He said that the Kano state caucus of the APC has passed a vote of confidence on Ganduje and commended the exemplary leadership of the governor, adding that they were shocked over his many outstanding and glaring achievements.
According to him, the governor has completed many high profile projects initiated by the previous administration in the state and his leadership has brought improved development to the state.
He said: that the “people of Kano have spoken with one voice and they have said that the governor has done well. We call on our President to understand that anything done to tarnish the image of the governor does not hold water”.
The lawmakers also said that as stakeholders, they enjoin him not to be distracted by anyone as no amount of blackmail or sabotage should derail him from doing the work he is doing in the state.
Also re-echoing the position of the group, the Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Rep. Alhassan Ado Doguwa said that what the lawmakers did was to rally support for President Buhari and Governor Ganduje prior to the 2019 general elections.
He informed that there were speculations that they had withdrawn support for the governor and the President, but insisted that theyl stand by their pledge to deliver five million votes to the duo.
The lawmakers said that there is no opposition to APC in Kano state as the general elections approaches, adding that 14 out of 24 members of the caucus in the House are solidly behind President Buhari and Governor Ganduje in the 2019 elections.