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Kano ex-gov, Shekarau, joins presidential race

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Former Governor of Kano State, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has signified his intention to contest the presidential race in 2019 general elections under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Besides, he debunked insinuation of plan to decamp to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

In a statement yesterday signed by his spokesperson, Sule Yau Sule, Shekarau, who joined the likes of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe State, former Kaduna State Governor Ahmed Makarfi and others seeking to fly the PDP presidential ticket, said his decision to seek for presidential ticket was informed by clarion calls from Nigerians and after wide consultations.

In another development, Edo State House of Assembly yesterday passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari.

It said the people of the state would continue to support his transformation agenda for Nigeria but gave a 73-hour ultimatum to Senator Matthew Uroghide to apologise over his motion suggesting an impeachment process against Buhari.

In the same vein, the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, has urged Nigerians to support the second term presidential bid of Buhari, saying that he has a good mind to take the nation to a greater height.
 
Akiolu said irrespective of some dissent political stakeholders’ opinions, the President has better political credentials compared to other previous presidents.

  


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