Seven governors from the northern part of Nigeria have endorsed president Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office.
The governors include:Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna state, Abdulahi Ganduje, of Kano state, Jubrilla Bindow of Adamawa state, Yahaya Bello of Kogi, Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State as well as Abubarkar Sani Bello of Niger State.
The governors gave the endorsement after they observed Friday’s jumaat prayers with president Muhammadu Buhari, at the presidential villa mosque on Friday.
Addressing journalists after the prayers, Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir Elrufai said the president is a Nigerian and is qualified to run for a second term if he so desires.
On constant clashes between farmers and herdsmen in parts of the country, Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje hailed government’s plan to establish colonies as the remedy to the crisis.
The governor is optimistic that President Muhammadu Buhari ‘s meeting with governors and other stakeholders of the crisis ridden states, will yield positive results.
He said their meeting was unscheduled as the governors came separately to the observe the Friday prayers.