The chairman of Northern Governors Forum, NGF, and Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in 2015 had saved Nigeria from going into extinction.
He stated this when he led Governors Abdullahi Ganduje and Mohammed Abubakar of Kano and Bauchi States respectively on a courtesy call on Senator George Akume, Tor Tiv V James Ayatse and Governor Samuel Ortom in Makurdi.
While commending Benue people for their support of the Buhari administration, Mr. Shettima said the 2015 election nearly disintegrated the country.
“Had President Buhari not win the election in 2015, Nigeria would have gone into extinction.
“The North had moral duty to support Benue state, following her continuous support of presidential candidates from the region,” said the governor.
He also explained that they were in the state to celebrate with the Tiv people for the peaceful selection of the Tor Tiv V, His Royal Majesty Prof. James Ayatse.
Mr. Shettima sympathised with Tiv people over the incessant attacks on their communities by suspected herdsmen, adding that the NGF would never abandon the state.
He also noted that Benue and Kano States accommodate non-indigenes over the years as exemplified in appointments and elective positions.