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Presidential election: Masari explains northern Governors’ Tinubu support

Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari has explained why he and other Northern Governors backed Sen. Bola Tinubu’s bid for the presidency.

On Thursday in Daura, while paying a goodbye visit to Alhaji Umar Faruq-Umar, the Emir of Daura, the governor made the announcement.

He claimed that Tinubu had the support of the northern APC governors since they were abiding by the party’s zoning policy.

He added: ”God had saved us from shame during the last general elections in the country where our party, the All Progressives Congress APC recorded huge successes.


“Any one in this country with foresight, should thank God again because had it been our party did not win the election, people may think that the Federal Government failed Nigerians.

“Whatever someone planned in this country, God has helped President Muhammad Buhari to defend his integrity, because if we had failed in the election, he would be the first to be blamed.

“Those with foresight have seen that, especially we the governors from the north under the APC. We have seen attempts to tarnish the image of Buhari.

“Everybody knows that all the political parties believe in zoning, but some people in our party wanted to keep that aside, but we rejected their attempt.”


Masari said that the current problems in the opposition parties were caused by the fact that some of them did not follow the zoning rules.

“So, if we had done such, only God would know the situation in the country at the moment. Therefore, we had to stick to our promises.

“That’s why the northerners then succeeded and earned respect for our people, because once we said yes, it’s always yes,”  he added.

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