Moment Oshiomhole endorsed Ganduje for second tenure
The chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole has formally endorsed the Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, for a second term in office.
The governor is facing growing condemnation by Nigerians over viral videos showing him receiving monetary kickbacks from an unidentified contractor.
He has denied the allegations despite the video released by online new medium, Daily Nigerian. The governor is at present in court to truncate an investigation launched by the state House of Assembly into the matter while the anti-graft agency, the EFCC, has indicated unwillingness to speak on what it is doing to throw light into the allegations.
Ganduje is seeking re-election on the platform of the ruling APC and he is expected to battle 21 other opposition candidates in the election scheduled to hold early next year.
The endorsement by the party, which took place at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata, Kano was meant to receive 11 opposition Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP) governorship aspirants, including 50 known political allies to Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, who fell apart with him. Kwankwaso recently defected from the APC.
Oshiomole stole the show at the event with dancing while endorsing Ganduje said all corrupt politicians that “are regrouping into one political party fold will not escape jail.”
“I have said it before that progressive Nigerians will reason positively on how things have been going under APC and realign with us. That is why Ibrahim Shekarau and others reunited back into the APC.”
“Those that don’t have the fear of God and cope with President Buhari’s administration are those that are united in looting public treasury. They are now regrouping back to PDP, they have no hiding place. They must face the wrath of the law and we will keep them where thieves are kept.”
In his speech, elated Governor Ganduje said he will give President Buhari five million votes in 2019.
He said: “Even a blind person will notice a progressive change is in place in terms of infrastructural development in the metropolitan city and the rural areas.”
He said his administration introduced rural integrated development which focused on education, health, agriculture, environment, security and roads interconnection.
“APC administration in Kano is in harmony with religious clerics, traditional leaders, business people, youth and other social groups in the state,” Ganduje said.
Also at the event, the Governor of Jigawa state, Mohammed Badaru, railed on the opposition PDP. He said they championed the economic recession faced by APC’s administration.
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