Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and his Nasarawa State counterpart, Abdullahi Sule, have said that former Lagos governor Bola Tinubu is the best man to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari because of his record in Lagos.
The two governors spoke separately when Tinubu visited their states to hold dialogue with the party’s delegates to the national convention/presidential primaries holding next weekend in Abuja.
Ganduje said, “Asiwaju did it in Lagos. Lagos is a cosmopolitan state, a complete city-state synonymous with Nigeria with the various nationalities contained in there. You were to govern it and govern it creditably. You took Lagos to a new level. Because of this we believe you can govern this country.
“Lagos has a sub-national economy. It is at present the sixth largest in Africa. If it were a country, it will be the sixth biggest economy in our continent. If you are elected president in 2023, we believe you will take Nigeria’s economy to the highest level.”
Maintaining that security remains a challenge in the country, the Kano governor charged the APC presidential aspirant to address this issue frontally if elected, saying confronting this menace is a task that must be done.
Speaking when he received Tinubu at the Government House Lafia on Friday, Sule said, “Most people credit Asiwaju with leading the alliance that culminated in the formation of APC in 2014. They did not know that the idea of coalition between the North and South actually began much earlier.”
In Kano on Thursday, Tinubu addressed the delegates at the Coronation Hall of the Government House with the state Deputy Governor Nasiru Gawuna, National Assembly members and top government functionaries in attendance.
Soliciting the support of the delegates, he said they would never regret voting for him.