Al-Makura No better candidate in APC than Buhari – Governor says

The Governor said this on the sidelines of the APC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja

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President Muhammadu Buhari with National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017 play

President Muhammadu Buhari with National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017

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The Governor of Nasarawa state, Tanko Al-Makura has said that President Buhari is the best candidate to fly the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential flag.

The Governor said this on the sidelines of the APC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja

Al-Makura’s comment follows a call for an automatic ticket to be given to Buhari by some Governors in the ruling party.

The Nasarawa Governor also said “The tone for this meeting has been set since yesterday (Monday) when we had the caucus meeting.You see, APC as a party, epitomises democracy. For anybody to pre-empt the consensus opinion of the people is to say the least unfair to the vision of our party.

“I can tell you if there is anything that is clandestine, the President will not honour it, so let us wait and see. As we embark on these meetings, I believe the consensus and the preponderance of opinions of all party members will be what is good for this country, and we have already known the will of God for this country.

“The future of this country as we are now, is associated with one person who is impeccable, who has the greatest amount of integrity that you can find.”

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Also, his Kebbi state counterpart, Atiku Bagudu also said that Buhari’s achievements will speak for him during the 2019 presidential elections.

“Everyone believes two things about Mr. President. He is very, very sincere in his views and he has his own style of doing things.

 “I think for APC members, it is a democratic party, but the performance of the President in the last two and half years suggests that if he wants to contest, l will certainly support him and l know that our party members feel the same about him,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Arewa Youth Forum (AYF), in a statement issued to newsmen, said that President Buhari has failed Nigerians.

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