32 Kaduna Guber Candidates Back El-Rufai’s Re-election Bid
By Femi Adi
Thirty -two gubernatorial candidates in under aegis of Kaduna State Progressive Governorship Candidates Forum 2019 have adopted Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai as a consensus candidate for the 2019 Gubernatorial polls in the State.
The candidates made their decision public, on Monday March 4, 2019, where 49 political parties and 32 candidates stepped down for El-Rufai.
Speaking on behalf of the 32 candidates , Chairman of the United Democratic Party (UDP) and the Governorship Candidates Forum’s Chairman, Comrade Auwal Abdullahi Aliyu said the decision to support El-Rufai is informed by his commitments to development the state and investments in education as well as health .
“We also decided to back El-Rufai on his re-election bid so that he can continue the good works he started in the state .
” When asked of their strength, seeing that they were mainly unknown parties, he said they have their followership and we have our own votes and followers.” He stated
Speaking further, Dr. Aliyu stressed that he has done well, to deserve the endorsement,.
“We have been consulting and have finally taken a decision. Because of the love for Kaduna State. Because we can’t win, what we intend to do is what he is already doing, so we decided to join forces with him.
“We are not looking at ourselves, we are looking at Kaduna and its people,” he further said .
According to him, even though they have their own programmes and manifestos, they are supporting El-Rufai to deliver Kaduna again .