Presidency 2019: Media group hails Buhari, urge Nigerians to shun Obasanjo, IBB
From Muhammad Tanko in Jos
President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of intent to re-contest in the 2019 election was a clear manifestation that he stands with the best wishes of majority of Nigerians that have been clamouring for that, says a media group aligned to his second term bid.
North Central Media Support Group for Buhari (NCMSGB), stated this in a press release issued by its Chairman Hon. Ibrahim Dasuki Salihu Nakande.
“The President’s decision as publicly expressed at a time when some non-patriotic elements who see themselves as political game makers or gladiators, were wailing against Buhari’s, 2019 bid, was not only apt and timely but was a sign# of absolute dedication of his firm patriotism towards actualising his dream of weeding out corrupt elements in the nation’s system.”
He said the president’s acceptance was a response to the people’s will, which shows that he is a good listener of his admirers in particular and well-meaning Nigerians in general.
“He is a respecter of the rules of law, but not those wailers who had ruled and outrightly shunned decorum and adherence to principles of good governance and rules of law.”
According to the release, Nigerians still have confidence and trust in the visionary leadership of Muhammadu Buhari, as they canvassed and also voted for him in 2015.
It said: “The President’s acceptance is yet another good moment for all Nigerians and is also an indication of his readiness on continued fight against corruption, improvement of security and infrastructure.”
The group called on all Nigerians to continue to ignore the, “wailing of Obasanjo, IBB and other detractors of our progress and to also continue to support Buhari and Osinbajo-led administration to success.”
On the acceptance of the President’s stand on the part of the APC leadership by the National Executive Council meeting of the party, the group commended in particular the Simon Lalong-led technical committee, governors and stakeholders of the APC.