- President Muhammadu Buhari will be compelled to re-contest in 2019
- This is the resolve of the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO)
- The group promised to will pressurise the president to re-contest to enable him consolidate on his achievements
Alhaji Danladi Pasali, national coordinator, Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO), says that the organisation will compel President Muhammadu Buhari to re-contest in 2019.
Pasali said this in Bauchi on Saturday, February 17, while inaugurating BCO northeast zonal secretariat and officials that would run the affairs of the secretariat.
“We will mobilise the masses of this country to compel President Buhari to re-contest during the 2019 general election since he had fulfilled most of his campaign promises, particularly in areas of security, war against corruption and revamping of the economy.
“We will secure endorsements for re-election bid of Buhari from various groups across the country.
We will pressurise him to re-contest to enable him consolidate on his achievements and ensure that the corruption fight is irreversible.
“We will work with other like-minded groups and the APC to secure President Buhari’s party nomination and victory in the general elections,” he said.
Pasali said that the organisation would use all media platforms and billboards to highlight details of Buhari’s achievements in order to mobilise supports for the re-election of the president in all the 36 states of the country.
He, therefore, called on Nigerians, both within and those in the diaspora, to support the organisation and ensure that the president excel both during the party’s primaries and the general elections.
While swearing-in the chairmen of the six states within the northeast geo-political zone, the national coordinator called on them to work tirelessly to ensure that President Buhari was re-elected in 2019.
He noted that all the legacies Buhari had made would be ruined if he was not re-elected.
The state coordinators are: Alhaji Isa Gonja, Alhaji Aminu Abubakar, Mohammed Mailta, Suleiman Bako, Tukur Sambo and Aminu Nguru for Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe states respectively. (NAN)
Meanwhile, the increasing criticism of the Buhari administration will not force the president out of the contest in the event he decides to go for a second term, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign team in 2015 has said.
Malam Mohammed Lawal who served as deputy director, coordination/implementation of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in 2015, said many people and groups were uncomfortable with President Buhari’s ‘pro-masses’ approach to governance, hence were deploying various tricks and sense of insecurity to undermine his popularity.
“We are in politics; we would tackle any opposition, any group or gang up, be it a coalition or third force or whatever,” Lawal said.
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