Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State on Saturday said the north has no reason not to vote for the APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the 2023 general election.
Ganduje who stated this during an event organized by a group known as Patriotic Volunteers for Democracy to show solidarity for Tinubu, said the APC National leader helped President Muhammadu Buhari to become the President after several attempts nothing that it is pay back time.
Besides, Ganduje said Tinubu is the most competent for the job describing him as one who is tested and trusted as he has an unbeatable track record.
According to him, “I don’t do tribal sentiments. As at today, among the politicians I have not seen who loves Northerners than Tinubu. When PDP refused to return Atiku, he (Tinubu) gave him the Presidential flag bearer of his party. After that, he (Tinubu) also gave Nuhu Ribadu his party’s Presidential flag bearer although he didn’t win the election. But even at that he helped him.
“What about that of Buhari? Buhari contested for the Presidential election for three times without succeeding. It was Tinubu who settled for a merger and helped President Buhari to become President. After he became President, he (Tinubu) was not given any position and he never asked for it. But for the love of Nigeria, Democracy, Buhari and the North. He supported the government. So what about now? It is pay back time for Tinubu. It is time to give him that support. Northerners don’t have any excuse not to support him? No reason. He (Tinubu) has won election in the North by God’s willing.
Nigeria needs a leader who has capacity, experience, knowledge, firmness, who understands governance in the country. We assure you, we have the best Presidential candidate in APC.
“We are not campaigning for him because he is a Yoruba neither because he is a Muslim but we are voting for him because he has the capacity. He has done it before and will do it again, he is tested and trusted. Since 1999 and after leaving office as the Governor of Lagos State, he has consistently lead his party to victory. No politician in Nigeria for the past 21 years, with that unbeatable track record.
His running mate, Kashim Shettima was the former Governor of Borno for eight years, Chairman of Northern Governors Forum in APC who provided good leadership. What else do we need? We need a competent and strong team and that with foresight. Tinubu/Shettima is the right team to rule Nigeria come 2023.
“Let’s come back to Kano, do we need any trash to rule Kano? We need people with experience, maturity, understand governance. We don’t need a green horn, we need someone who will continue from where we stop,” the Governor said.
Ganduje commended the organizers of the event for it contribution to sensitize the populace to register and collect their PVCs as well as ensuring they carry out peaceful campaigns without carrying weapons.
The Secretary to the State Government and Leader of the group, Patriotic Volunteers, Usman Alhaji vowed to deliver 600,000 votes to the party in the forthcoming general elections.
He promised to go round the nooks and crannies of the state to mobilize supporters to vote and ensure the victory of the party.