April 11 poll: 9 Guber candidates step down for El-Rufai

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election, nine governorship candidates in Kaduna State have stepped down their ambition for the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Malam Nasir El-Rufai.

The candidates who converged at Kwara State Government Lodge in Kaduna to address newsmen on the development said the decision was reached after a wide consultation with their teeming and magnanimous supporters and NEC members.

According to them, “We the following gubernatorial candidates in the 2015 election schedule to take place on 11th April, 2015 after due consultation with our teeming and magnanimous supporters/ NEC members of our great parties we have unanimously and unequivocally resolved this day 9th April, 2015 to support the All Progressives Congress (APC) Gubernatorial candidate in the 2015 general election, Malam Nasir El-Rufai.

“Having duly, adequately and articulatively study the manifesto’s of the APC and seeing that it aim, objectives and principles are in complete compliance to our aspiration and desire to run for the gubernatorial election in our dear state such as security of life and property, economic empowerment, women and youth empowerment.

“We therefore call on our teeming and enthusiastic supporters to come out en mass come Saturday 11th, April 2015 and vote for Malam Nasir El-Rufai of the APC.

“We pray for a successful free, fair and credible and violence free election,” they stated.

The governorship candidates who stepped down include, Isa Adaamu Abdullahi, National Conscience Party (NCP), Alhaji Mohammed Sani Ahmed, Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), Arch. Kabir Ahmed Jibril, Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), Alhaji Lawal Yusuf, United Party of Nigeria (UPN) and Bala Mohammed Yunusa, African Democratic Congress (ADC).

Others include Dr. Sani Abdulkadir, NNPP, Alhaji Mohammed Ribadu, APA, Garba Moh’d Suleiman, ACPN and Nayaya Mohammed Lawal, PDC

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