El-rufai accepts nomination form from IPMAN, others, declares interest to re-contest

Elrufai receiving the nomination form from Likoro

GOVERNOR Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna state has accepted the nomination form bought for him to re-contest by the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), and four other groups to re-contest the governorship election in 2019.

This was even as he declared his interest to seek re-election under the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Receiving the head of the delegation, Alh Abbas Likoro at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House, Kaduna on Monday, governor El-rufai remarked that this was the most pleasant surprise of his life.

“When the party fixed the money for form, I could remember that during the meeting, the President was the first person to raise his hands and said he does not have N50m.

”In fact, we the governors started discussing on how we will raise the money for Mr President. We said each governor will contribute N2 million, and we travelled to China and it was in China I told the President that some group have purchased the form for him, so who will buy my own for me?

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“I don’t have N20m also to buy my form. The money is not close to that amount, I have only one account in GTB. except I sell my house, is when  I can be able to raise that amount.

He told the delegation he had accepted the nomination form in good faith and would re-double his efforts in improving the lives of the citizens of the state.

El-rufai re-assured the delegation that he would continue to ensure that whoever is living in the state irrespective of his religious, and tribal inclinations gets justice.

He also said he is committed to improving the physical infrastructures he has started and will continue to build roads, assist our farmers, as well as provide quality health care service in our rural areas etc.

Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Alh Abbas Likoro remarked that they were in Government House to plead with him to re-contest.

He said his group IPMAN, PTD, NARTO, Traders of Sheikh Mahmud Gummi Market and The Katsina and Daura People’s Association all living in Kaduna decided to purchase his party’s nomination form because they have seen in him, a leader who had done well since his assumption in office and deserves second term.