Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has promised to canvass 5 million voters for President Muhammadu Buhari should he decide to seek re-election into office in 2019.
Ganduje said this while addressing the 44 local government chairmen and 484 Councillors that were sworn-in in the state on Monday.
The governor said he was confident of obtaining the said 5 million votes for Buhari given the outcome of the local government polls in the state that favoured the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“The overall number of votes scored by the APC candidates is more than what President Buhari scored in 2015 general election, that is to say that if eventually he agrees to contest in the 2019 general election, I assure you, we will give him five million votes.
“We have seen in this election was a clear indication that Kano is APC and ready to contribute to its success any time,” he said.
Recall that President Buhari, in the 2015 presidential election, emerged as the candidate with the highest number of votes, scoring a total of 1,903,999 in Kano State.