Governor of Kaduna State, North West Nigeria, Nasiru El-Rufai has assured the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu that he will get the support of Kaduna during the party’s primary.
Gatekeepers News reports that El-Rufai said this after APC delegates expressed their intention to support the presidential ambition of Tinubu.
He had earlier said he would rally round any candidate supported by the delegates.
El-Rufai thanked Tinubu for visiting Kaduna, and for remembering the state during its trying moments.
El-Rufai said, “You are the first presidential aspirant to come to Kaduna. You are not taking us for granted. We will not forget that.
“You have spoken to our people. They appear convinced, and when the people of Kaduna give their word, sir, you can rest assured of our support.
“We keep to our words and ensure that as we intend to keep our promise. We will also want you to promise to deal with insecurity, infrastructure and support agriculture and empowerment.”
Tinubu, Earlier in his remarks, said if elected, his leadership will bring an end to banditry and killings.
Tinubu said, “Governance is not about your physical strength. It is not about wrestling; it is about thinking, We are going to use the brain to bring development and innovations to Nigeria.
“I am the best of all of them. In terms of experience, private sector, governance, we joined hands together to form APC, We have never failed, and we will not fail.
“Our broom will sweep them away. I know the road; follow the man who knows the road.
“The textile industry will be back, farmers will be safe and food security will be enhanced.”