Lafia – Nasarawa state governor Abdullahi Sule of has stated why progressive Nothern governors under the ruling party greed that the next president should be Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The governor made the statement while meeting with the state party officials, members of his campaign council, at the Government House in Lafia, the state capital.
Sule however, debunked a rumour that 11 Northern APC governors were secretly meeting with the Presidential Candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
He confirmed that there was no reason for any APC governor from the North to meet with Atiku, considering the fact that they are strongly behind the candidacy of Bola Tinubu who came from the South, Daily Trust reported.
“These lies are coming from mainly two categories of people. One is the opposition that is doing everything possible to distract us because nobody wants Asiwaju to win this election more than the APC governors from the North.
“The reason is when the APC governors from the North realized that we were trying to retain the position in the North, the APC governors rose to the occasion and said no, this position has to go to the South in order for us to be respected as people who believe in Nigeria.
“After Baba (President Muhammadu Buhari) holds this office for eight years with the help of the South, if today we say we still want to hold on to the position, the world will not respect Northerners.
“And that was our only reason. And not everybody was with us on this page but God so kind, we had a President who listens and he listened to us and of course we succeeded and Asiwaju takes the position.”
“I keep telling Asiwaju and I will tell him again, you, Atiku, Yar’Adua are on the same page.
“Nobody amongst these parasites understands Atiku more than you. If any governor is meeting Atiku privately in his house, you Asiwaju should know better.
“Don’t listen to them and don’t allow yourself to be carried away. If anybody wants you to win this election, it’s the APC Northern governors,” he said.