Kano APC threatens to sue President Buhari if he refuses to contest for second term


The Kano state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has threatened to sue President Muhammadu Buhari if he declines their endorsement for the 2019 general elections. 


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The party issued the threat on Thursday, December 7, shortly after endorsing Buhari as its candidate in the coming presidential election, Premuim Times reports. According to the president’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, in a statement Buhari however did not say he accepted, neither did he decline the endorsement. 

“President Buhari merely beamed with smiles and went on to underscore the need for unity in the party and among the diverse peoples of Nigeria,” the statement said. The state chairman of the APC, Inuwa Abbas, stated that the party’s was moved to endorse Buhari because of on his achievements in the last two years especially in the fields of security, the war against corruption and the restructuring of the economy.

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“Security is important for everyone, not just for Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states. ‘‘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,” Abbas 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,” Mr. Abbas said. On his part, Governor Ganduje speaking in a humorous note, said the party was prepared to drag the president to court to force his acceptance of the second term ticket. 

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