Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje does not do things in half measures. In an interview with reporters in Kano, the state capital, he speaks on why he is backing President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term, the alleged under-age voting in the state’s local government elections about two months ago and other issues. TONY AKOWE was there.

The agitation for tenure elongation has generated tension in the APC. What’s the way out?

There is controversy on this, but we have been able to put the controversy to rest. But, let me tell you the issues involved. Those who are advocating for tenure elongation are advocating on the premise that when we hold congresses and conventions, there will be a lot of problems which may longer into election period. Well, that is a perception and it could be that way and it could be that some people wanted to remain in power and so, that reason could be advanced, however, I don’t belong to that school of thought. The constitution of our party has made provision for four years and we have to hold congresses and convention and the Nigerian constitution has also provided for that. So, we have no reason whatsoever not to hold convention. If you say there will be some problem, you should realize that problems are part of the ingredients of politics. There is no way you can practice democracy in a developing country and run away from problem. There must be problems, divergent views and disagreements. There will be never be a time when you…

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