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Tongues wagging as Niger Republic governors ‘warm up’ for Buhari’s Kano visit

Tongues wagging as Niger Republic governors ‘warm up’ for Buhari’s Kano visit
January 31
15:00 2019

Two governors from Niger Republic were part of those who received President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of his campaign in Kano state.

The governors are Issa Moussa of Zinder and Zakiri Umar of Maradi.

Salihu Yakasai, media aide, of Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano, disclosed it in a tweet on Thursday.

“H.E @GovUmarGanduje with his deputy H.E Dr Nasiru Gawuna, His former Dep H.E Prof Hafiz Abubakar, Minister of Interior Abdurrahman Dambazau & that of Water Resources Kazaure, Governors of Zinder and Maradi from Niger Republic, & others getting ready to receive @MBuhari #PMBinKano,” Yakasai tweeted.

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It not clear why the governors are part of Ganduje’s team or the role they may be playing in the campaign.

Some Twitter users commenting on the post said they do not want foreign interference as the country is preparing to go to the polls.

“But we don’t want foreign countries interfering in our election??? Governors from another country in APC attire and attending APC event?? That’s a new one,” one Nwosa EA tweeted.

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In separate statements, the US and UK threatened to ban anyone who interferes with Nigeria’s election.

“We will not hesitate to consider consequences – including visa restrictions – for those found to be responsible for election-related violence or undermining the democratic process. Under U.S. immigration law, certain violations may also lead to restrictions on family members,” the US mission in Nigeria had said.

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