The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has revealed that he has earned the support of President Muhammadu Buhari to contest for
a second term in office.
El-Rufai made this known while speaking in a radio
interview in Kaduna.
He noted that with the endorsement of the President, he would definitely seek re-election.
The governor stressed that he got Buhari’s blessing shortly after he briefed him on his intention recently.
He, however, stated that those interested to contest can come
out as the “constitution of our party allowed for primaries to elect a standard-bearer.”
According to El-Rufai, he is ready to face anybody in a free contest in order to emerge as the party’s flag bearer.
El-Rufai said, “it was after I have finished briefing him that he
(President) gave me the nod to seek re-election together with
“It equally allows for a consensus candidate if the majority of the party members agreed on a consensus candidate.”