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Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has said that as a member of the ‘Buharist group’, he has no ambition to contest for the presidency in 2019.

El-Rufai stated this while speaking with State House reporters, after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday.

He also revealed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors and Ministers have decided to back Buhari to re-contest.

“My name has continuously been mentioned as a Presidential aspirant s‎ince 2007 after my years in the FCT, there is nothing new about that.

“What I want to say here very, very clearly is that I have never been a Presidential aspirant, I have never even been a gubernatorial aspirant.

“I am governor today by the grace of God because President Buhari called me and said go and run for Governor of Kaduna state.


“As far as 2019 is concerned, my position is the President (Muhammadu Buhari) is looking very well, he is recuperating very fast. My hope and prayer is he will contest in 2019,” he said.



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