With few hours to the 2019 election, no fewer than twelve Presidential candidates have endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office.
Get D’ Gist reports that Presidential candidates from twelve (12) political parties endorsed President Buhari at the State House in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, when members of the Forum of Presidential Candidates & Political Parties for Good Governance, who decided to put the benefits of general public over their ambitions, and have directed their supporters to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate.
The lead speaker at the event, Chairman of the Forum, Shitu Mohammed Kabir, MON, of Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), stated that they decided to throw in their lots with President Buhari because of advances made in security, fighting corruption, economy, agricultural revolution, infrastructural development, and many others.
According to Mr. Kabir, “Nigerian political landscape is taking a new dimension…As a group of political parties committed to the realization of a new Nigeria, we identify with these laudable feats of the President, which are in proximity with ours, as exemplified in our manifestoes. We, therefore, wish to support President Buhari’s candidacy in the coming election, and direct all our teeming members across the length and breadth of Nigeria to go out in their numbers, to vote for APC candidates, Muhammadu Buhari/Yemi Osinbajo, in the coming election.”
Members of the Forum that acquiesced to the endorsement include:
- Hon Edozie Madu, Independent Democrats;
- Danjuma Mohammed, Movement for Restoration & Defence of Democracy;
- Yusuf Nadabo Dantalle, Allied Peoples Movement;
- Ahmed Buhari, Save Nigeria Party;
- Alhaji Isah B. Dansarki, Mass Movement of Nigeria;
- Ikechukwu Nwaokafor, Advance Congress of Democrats;
- Alista Soyode, Yes Party;
- Barrister Charles Ogbali, Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party;
- Kenneth Ibe Kalu, United Peoples Congress;
- Comrade Isiyaka Paul Femili, Nigeria Element Progressive Party;
- and Robinson Akpu, National Democratic Liberty Party.