February 9, 2023
Tinubu (L) and Ganduje (R)

By Bashir Bello, Canoe

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said over the weekend that the north has no reason not to vote for All Progressive Congress, APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the 2023 general election.

Ganduje, who stated this at a rally organized by a support group known as Patriotic Volunteers for Democracy to show solidarity with Tinubu/Gawuna, said that the APC National leader supported President Muhammadu Buhari to become president after several attempts and noted that it is payback time.

Besides, Ganduje said that Tinubu is the most competent for the job and describes him as one who is tested and trusted and with an unbeatable track record.

According to him, “Until today I have not seen among the politicians in Nigeria who loves northerners more than Tinubu. When PDP refused to give Atiku a ticket, he (Tinubu) gave him his party’s presidential standard bearer. After that, he (Tinubu) also gave Nuhu Ribadu his party’s presidential standard bearer, though he did not win the election. But even with that, he helped him.

“What about Buhari’s? Buhari contested the presidential elections three times, but was unsuccessful. It was Tinubu who offered a merger and helped President Buhari become president. After he (Buhari) became president, he (Tinubu) was not given any position and he never asked for one. But for the love of democracy, Nigeria, Buhari and the north. He supported the government. So what about now? It’s payback time for Tinubu. It’s time to give him that support. Northerners have no reason not to support him? No reason. He (Tinubu) has already won the elections in the north by God’s will.

“It is important that you know. Why do we want to win this election? Nigeria is a country of diversity. That is why you need a leader who has capacity, experience, knowledge and fortitude, who understands the governance in the country. We assure you that we have the best presidential candidate in APC.

“We are not voting for him (Tinubu) because he is a Yoruba, nor because he is a Muslim, but because he has the capacity. He has done it before and will do it again, he is tested and trusted. He transformed Lagos into what it is today. Since 1999 and after leaving office as governor of Lagos State, he has consistently led his party to victory. No politician in Nigeria in the past 21 years, with that unbeatable track record.

“His running mate, Kashim Shettima, was the former Governor of Borno for eight years, chaired the Northern Governors Forum in APC, providing great leadership. What else do we need? We need a competent and strong team with foresight. Tinubu/Shettima is the right team to rule Nigeria in 2023.

“Let’s go back to Kano, do we need trash to rule Kano? No, we need competent people with experience, maturity, understanding of governance, knowledge and those who have done it in the past. We don’t need a green horn, we made a good choice in the person of my deputy, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, who will provide continuity,” Ganduje said.

However, the governor praised the organizers of the event for helping to sensitize the population to register and collect their PVCs, and to ensure that they conduct peaceful campaigns without carrying weapons.

Earlier, Usman Alhaji, secretary of the state government and leader of the group, Patriotic Volunteers for Democracy, pledged 600,000 votes for the party in the upcoming general election.

He promised to go to the nooks and crannies of the state to mobilize supporters to vote and ensure the party’s victory.

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