We want Buhari to seek re-election in 2019 – El rufai

We want Buhari to seek re-election in 2019 – El rufai
September 08 20:04 2017

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state has said that governors and ministers under the governing All Progressives Congress have decided to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to seek his re-election in 2019.

El-Rufa’i, told State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Buhari in the State House, Abuja on Friday that the governors and the ministers made the call as members of the “Buharist Group”.

The governor dismissed the assertion that he was being groomed to replace President Buhari in 2019.

He said as a member of the “Buharist group’’ he has no presidential ambition as being speculated since he left the public service as minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in 2007.

“My name has continuously been mentioned as a Presidential aspirant s‎ince 2007 after my years in the FCT, there is nothing new about that.

“What I want to say here very, very clearly is that I have never been a Presidential aspirant, I have never even been a gubernatorial aspirant.

“I am governor today by the grace of God because President Buhari called me and said go and run for Governor of Kaduna state.

“As far as 2019 is concerned, my position is the President (Muhammadu Buhari) is looking very well, he is recuperating very fast. My hope and prayer is he will contest in 2019,’’ he said.