Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari would become a statesman like Ghandi, Mao Zedong and Mandela with the support of Nigerians as the APC consolidates its political structure ahead of 2019 general elections.
The governor made the remark at a symposium organized by I Stand with Buhari with the theme Continuity – Answer to Transformation and Sustainable Growth held at the NAF conference hall in Abuja on Thursday.
“What is happening in the APC now is good for us. We are removing impurities and we are getting wholesome as a political party. We are building a party with a clear cut ideology and we have a visionary leader (Buhari), who is determined to institutionalize progressive changes in our polity”, he added.
Ganduje said Buhari’s moral fiber, vision and leadership style have made him not only a symbol of national integration but also a leader capable returning the country to the path of greatness.
The governor stated that the exit of some people from the APC would give the party and the President the latitude to consolidate and bring the much needed change Nigerians required.
According to him: “At the start of our party, we had conservatives, reactionaries and progressives. It included the good, the bad and the ugly. Gradually, the egocentric ones are going away. They have to move out because there is no place for them. They prefer to be leaders in hell than followers in paradise.
“You can understand that the problem we have in our politics is that of nomadic politicians. They are like fish moving from one pond to another in search of food”.
He added that with the exit of such politicians from the APC, it is now being rebuilt as an institution thus, the country requires leadership continuity and consolidation.
Governor Ganduje noted that Buhari needs more time to complete what he has started especially in the areas of economic recovery, national security and stamping our corruption, explaining that fighting corruption especially, is a task that takes time.
“There is need for Buhari and the likes of Buhari to continue to lead in this country so that we can be born again”, he counseled.