Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has declared support for President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office, hours after Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State said Buhari will seek re-election in 2019.
In Kano State, the governor said Buhari will get 100 percent support anytime he chooses to seek re-election.
The state information and culture commissioner, Muhammad Garba, who spoke on the issue in Kano, said people in Kano State will do all that are possible to ensure he wins the 2019 presidential poll.
Second term in office, according to him will enable the president to consolidate and improve on the performances of its administration.
Describing Buhari as a national unifying factor, the commissioner pointed to the exemplary performance of his administration in anti-corruption war, insecurity and terrorism.
He said, “The Buhari brand is a unifying factor because Nigerians across ethno-religious divides have come to see him as a man who walks the talk.
“For us in Kano for example, our support for him is 100 per cent. We know him as an honest Nigerian who thinks Nigeria first before anything else.
“His performance over the last two years — especially in the war against corruption, insecurity and terrorism — has been exemplary.
“Should he decide to hear our cry to seek re-election, we will not only support him but also do everything humanly and legally possible to ensure his victory.
In same vein, Governor Amosun on saturday in Abeokuta said, “The only thing that can prevent President Buhari from contesting is if his health cannot take it.
“If not for this present administration, only God knows where Nigeria would have been. When the government came on board, it was like jumping into the pool at the deep end.”
Last Friday, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state said that some APC governors and ministers are already working for the re-election of President Buhari in 2019.