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Abdullahi Ganduje Kano Governor says Buhari will seek re-election by force

Ganduje said he is also seeking a second term because the people of Kano are asking his administration to continue the works it started.

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Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has warned that President Muhammadu Buhari must seek re-election in 2019 or face legal actions.

He said he told the President that the Kano State government would file a lawsuit against him should he decide not to run next year.

Ganduje stated this on Friday, April 6, while speaking to journalists in Abuja.

He also declared his intention to seek re-election in the 2019 governorship election for consolidation of the on-going developmental projects in the state.

The governor said, "APC governors want Mr President to continue. I am happy that it is not the president that said he wants to continue, it is the people that are saying continue. But Mr President has not made up his mind yet.

"When he came to Kano, I told him that any time he decides not to contest, we will take him to court. Kano State government will take him to court any time he decides not to contest. So, we are waiting for him.

"In this country, we saw presidents who spent billions of Naira for third term. So, what is the ruse about a constitutional second term. Some people who spent billions of Naira in order to go for third term, I think it should not be news or something like that."

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On his decision to seek a second term in office, Ganduje said the of Kano are clamouring for his administration to continue the good works it has started in the state.

"In Kano, people are saying four plus four, that is, they are urging me to contest again. But I too feel that in order to continue with the good development that we have started, development requires some time and the constitution has given four years and another four years in order to consolidate what one has started."

"I am convinced that I too will seek for second term and people are also urging me to do so. Eventually, it will be left to the people to decide whether I will qualify or not", he said.

Oyegun tenure elongation

Speaking on the controversial tenure elongation of Chief John Oyegun as the National Chairman of the APC, Ganjude said those who initially backed the idea believed that congresses and convention will cause a lot of problems that will linger into the election period.

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He said their reasons is biased as long as what they were advocating for was against the constitution of the party, which only made a provision for a four-year term - after which congresses and convention are to be held.

The Governor commended Buhari for opposing the tenure elongation idea, which pressured those in support of it to reverse their decision.

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