Buhari’s Re-election Campaign Moves To Grassroots

With less than one month to the presidential election, an independent campaign platform which cuts across party, civil society groups, ethnic and religious leanings has come up, taking the advocacy to return President Buhari to the grassroots.

In a press conference addressed at the Press Centre, Radio House, Abuja by Alh. Abdulkarim Dayyabu,with Alh. AbdulAzeez Yari Abubakar, as the group chairman who is also the governor, Zamfara State, and chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum,NGF, and Secretary, Barr. Kayode Ajulo, the group, Forward With Buhari, says President Muhammadu Buhari remains the best man for the job of moving Nigeria forward.

They say he has demonstrated what he understands as what must be done to fix Nigeria for the ordinary citizens to enjoy, instead of what held in the past where the majority Nigerians live in abject poverty, while a very few enjoyed the commonwealth.

“Today, we have come together, to tell the world, of our determination, to sustain the on-going socio political and economic revolution that is presently moving our country Nigeria, to forward with Buhari to the Next Level,” the statement read.

The group added: “Our choices will shape, our economic security and our future prosperity. Nigeria, more than ever before, needs a stable and people-focused government to move the agenda for our country forward. Four years ago, President Buhari promised Nigerians real change in what we do and how we do it. He has worked hard to fulfill these promises and while the road may have been difficult, over the last three and half years, he has laid a solid foundation for a strong, stable and prosperous country for the majority of our people.”

They say their coming together is to galvanize the support of all well-meaning Nigerians, to continue to build a country that represents shared aspiration, and belongs to all, irrespective of economic or social status.

“As we approach the 2019 Presidential election, Nigerians are confronted with an opportunity to decide on whether to move backward, or endure and sustain the momentum that already started making impact on our journey,” the statement read.

The group says their coming together to embark on this campaign essentially to focus on “what we desire for this country. That the future of this great country will be greatly determined by the decisions that we make as a people, come February 16, 2019.”

According to the group, “the February 16 election is about which candidate will sustain the war against corruption. It is about a government that will invest in our education, a government that will secure our country from internal and external aggressions, a government that will empower our rural dwellers, a government that shares the aspiration of our people irrespective of their religions or tribes, a government with human face and that will provide a more united nation.”

Recall that since October, 2018, independent groups have emerged across the nation, like the campaign group in Lagos where Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, collapsed their campaign teams and floated a new group that will campaign for the re-election of President Buhari, as well as the gubernatorial campaign in the state.



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