Presidential race: Masari drums support for Senate President Lawan
Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has described the President of the Senate, Mr Ahmed Lawan, as a solid and dependable person.
Masari made this known during a meeting with stakeholders and the All Progressives Congress (APC) party delegates with Lawal in Katsina on Thursday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lawal was in Katsina to solicit the support of APC delegates during the party’s primaries slated for Abuja.
Masari said: “We are together with Ahmed Lawal in the House of Representatives from1999 to 2007, where I was the Speaker of the House.
“From then, is now 23 years that I knew him. We have been relating very fine, I can tell you, that he is straightforward, solid, and dependable.
“The people of Katsina state will do what is expected.”
Earlier, the presidential aspirant told the delegates that apart from Yobe, Katsina is his second home.
Lawal said that Masari was his leader and mentor when they were in the House of Representatives.
“I am only here to show my face and greet you, people, there is no need for me to campaign in my place,” he added.
Lawal pledged that, if elected as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he will carry everybody along, revisit the issue of insecurity in the country and ensure that Boko Haram and insurgency are brought to an end.
He also promised that every Nigerian child, whether from a poor or rich background, would get a quality education and access to good medical care.
Lawal pledged to ensure that youths were gainfully employed, stressing that unemployment is one of the causes of the insecurity bedevilling the country.