President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday had a close-door meeting former chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Hon Abdulmumuni Jubril, at the State House in Abuja.
Fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Jibril, who is facing a rerun election on January 25 for Kiru/Bebeji Federal constituency, dismissed allegations that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state was against his re-election.
He said Ganduje has always been his political godfather, stressing that his relationship with the governor has often been cordial.
The lawmaker said he was optimistic that all the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the rerun elections across the country would emerge victorious in the elections.
“That’s not true. It’s the usual rumour, we are working harmoniously and I’m sure that the rerun will be very successful, not only in Kano for the APC, but all over the country where rerun will be held on the 25th. My relationship with my governor is cordial, he’s always been a father and nothing has changed,’’ he said.
On the mission of his visit to the State House, Jubril said he used the opportunity to commend the president on his achievements so far.
“had audience with Mr President to discuss with him all the achievements during the year, to commend him on the progress we’ve made in the economy, fight against corruption and the issue of security in the country and to look at issues having to do with massive infrastructural development going on across the country. We need to sustain it.
“The agricultural revolution going on, we need to sustain it. The fight against insurgency and the successes that have been recorded and of course, the cordial relationship that now exists between the executive and the legislature.
“By and large, it’s been a very good year for the President and the government and I think we all have the responsibility to commend him. That’s what we discussed, essentially,” he said.