REVEALED: 7 Most Powerful APC Northern Governors Storm Aso Rock, Speak On President Buhari Not Running For Presidency In 2019

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Emerging report revealed that Seven Northern Governors on Friday Friday met with President Muhammadu Buhari in closed-door after the Friday Juma’at service at the State House Mosque, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Governors who met Buhari behind closed-door were Abubakar Bello of Niger, Ibrahim Gaidam, Yobe, Yahaya Bello, Kogi, Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano, Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna, Jibrilla Bindo, Adamawa and Simeon Lalong, Plateau State.

Speaking to State House Correspondents after the meeting, Governor Ganduje of Kano State claimed that the coming together of the Seven Governors was coincidence and not for any purpose.

Reacting to the insinuations making round that Buhari may not run for Presidency in 2019, El-Rufai dismissed the report.

El-Rufai said: “We are politicians and those of us you see here want the President to contest the 2019 election, we have no apologies for that. We believe in Mr. President we want him to continue running the country in the right direction. People can speculate about 2019 we have no apologies.”

On whether those speculating that the meeting was about the election were right, he stated:

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“Whether they are right or wrong is beside the point. Everybody is entitled to its own opinion but as Governors, and most of us here with the exception of Yobe Governor are first time Governors, we are interested in the continuity and stability and we want the President to continue with that.

“Like our Leader the Governor of Kano said, we just happen to be here by coincidence and we went to pray and decided to felicitate with the President and we feel satisfied that anytime we see him, he is getting better and better.”

When also asked whether he directed police to stop workers marching to Government House on Thursday to protest the alleged sack of about 21,000 teachers in Kaduna State, he said the right to protest was guaranteed in the constitutional and that he was not in the state that day.

He revealed: “I did not direct the Police to stop the workers, I was not even in Kaduna. For me the right to protest is guaranteed in the constitution providing you don’t go violent and you don’t violate any laws.

“I think the concerns of the Police is because of the precarious situation in the country particularly in Kaduna made it unsuitable to have such protest. And the last time they did such a thing they attacked the State House of Assembly, a legislator for which they have filed criminal charges.

“So this is the concern, the concern is breaking down of law and order and not protest or strike. They are free to do so but it will not change our position.”

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