Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has promised that the state will give President Muhammadu Buhari five million votes if he contests the 2019 election.
He said this on Monday at the swearing-in of 44 new local government council chairmen and 484 councillors.
He said the victory recorded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the local government polls shows that the “party is Kano”.
His words: “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 agreed to contest 2019 general election, I assured you, we will give you 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.”
Stating that the 2018 local government budget has been approved by the State House of Assembly, Ganduje warned the newly elected council leaders against mismanagement of funds.
“You will be given free hands to operate in your respective council, but whoever sidesteps his bound will pay a price,” he said.
In the 2015 election, Buhari got 1.9 million votes from Kano.