Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state have vowed to sue President Muhammadu Buhari if he does not seek reelection.
Speaking at a meeting which took place at the Kano government house on Thursday, Abdullahi Abbas, the state chairman, and members of the executive committee of the party in Kano, promised to procure the nomination forms for Buhari.
They also asked Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, to seek reelection.
In attendance at the meeting were Hafiz Abubakar, deputy governor of Kano; Kabiru Gaya, a senator; Barau Jibrin, a member of the house of representatives; all members of the state house of assembly and 44 party chairmen in all the local government areas of the state.
However, Buhari did not say whether he accepted or did not accept the endorsement.
Beaming with smiles, Buhari underscored the need for unity in the party and the country.
Abbas said they endorsed the president because of his achievements in the last two years.
“Security is important for everyone, not just for Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states,” he said.
“It even more so for us as a commercial and industrial state. We are convinced that you are best for these times when the country has begun to muster energy and resources to develop agriculture, infrastructure and empower the younger citizens.”
Speaking on a humorous note, Ganduje said the party was prepared to force Buhari to accept the second term ticket.
Responding, Buhari said he understood the clamour of the ordinary people on the streets who raised four fingers on each arm, ”meaning four-plus-four”.
He said the need to sanitise party politics by ridding it of vote buying and violence.
“What I saw in the elections in Kogi, Bayelsa and Rivers, the use of money and those headless bodies really upset me,” he said.
“I don’t wish to see that anywhere. I would not have won if money and killing was the modus of operation. That is my view of politics.”