Attahiru Bafarawa, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that nobody can rule Nigeria without tapping the education and business ingenuity of Ndi Igbo.
Mr Bafarawa, a two time governor of Sokoto State, made this known when Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, hosted him on Tuesday.
He was in Enugu to consult and intimate the party in the state about his intention to vie for the country’s president.
“Ndi Igbo are partners in Nigeria unity, cohesion and political stability; nobody can govern the country without Ndi Igbo,” he declared.
He appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the 2019 general elections were free, fair and credible.
Mr Bafarawa said that Mr Buhari had no alternative than to allow for credible poll in the forthcoming elections because “he is a beneficiary of free and fair poll in the country”.
He commended Mr Ugwuanyi and the state PDP for the wonderful reception accorded him and delegates and promised to carry everybody along if elected as the country’s president.
“I will carry everybody along politically in building a virile, united and prosperous Nigeria. This is my bond to Nigeria and Nigerians,” Mr Bafarawa declared.
Earlier, Mr Ugwuanyi described Bafarawa as an ambassador of peace and good governance, adding that the presidential aspirant was one of Nigeria’s politicians with grassroots followership.
Mr Ugwuanyi said the people of Enugu respect Mr Bafarawa’s role in unity of the country.