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Buhari’ll Win Kano, Sokoto, Kwara, Adamawa Without NPDP –El-Rufai

Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari will win the 2019 presidential election in four states of Kwara, Kano, Sokoto, Adamawa, with or without members of the New Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The nPDP, last Tuesday, gave President Buhari and the APC leadership a seven-day ultimatum to summon an emergency meeting to address their grievances.

The group, in a letter which was signed by Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, on behalf of the group and addressed to the National Chairman of the party, said: “Despite their contribution to the success of the APC, their members have been relegated to the background in the scheme of things in the party and in the government.”

Speaking to State House Correspondents yesterday after a closed-door meeting with President Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, El-Rufai said it was wrong for the group to issue threats other than seeking peaceful ways of resolving any perceived grievances.

The governor noted that President Buhari, in the past, has won four of the states except Rivers.

He said: “Who are these nPDP people that are threatening? This is Kwara, Kano, Sokoto, Adamawa, and Rivers. But I don’t think Amaechi is part of them. So let’s take these four states, go back to 2003 and check. Buhari then under ANPP won in all these four states. Go back to 2007, Buhari won in these four states.

“Even when Ibrahim Shekarau was running as a presidential candidate in 2011, Buhari defeated him in Kano. And, I have no doubt in my mind that even if the people threatening to leave, leave, it will have absolutely no impact on the presidential elections; the president will win Sokoto, Kwara and Adamawa easily,” the governor said.

-New Telegraph


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