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2019: Coalition of Northern Youths back President Buhari re-election bid

2019: Coalition of Northern Youths back President Buhari re-election bid

- President Muhammadu Buhari has gotten a major endorsement for his 2019 re-election

- The endorsement came from the Coalition of Northern Youths Organisation

- The groups are under the aegis of Norther Youth Advocacy for Excellence

A Coalition of Northern Youths Organisation under the aegis of Northern Youth Advocacy for Excellence, on Friday, May 25, declared their support for the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

The spokesman of the coalition, Hussaini Usman, said at a press briefing in Kaduna state, that the decision was reached at an extended executive meeting of the group held in Abuja on Sunday, May 20.

According to him, President Buhari has, so far demonstrated his ability to take Nigeria to the next level.

“What Nigerians want is good and transparent governance that will stimulate economic growth and development to improve the standard of living of the people,” he said.

Usman said that Buhari has done tremendously well to better the living condition of Nigerians in terms of economic and infrastructural development.

His words: “The president has promised to tackle insecurity, corruption, power, unemployment; improve infrastructure and agriculture and his achievements in these areas can be seen everywhere.

“Boko Haram has been defeated and we now have breath of fresh air in areas previously devastated by the dreaded insurgents.

“Buhari is equally winning the war against corruption in a bid to building a corrupt-free society, and so far, billions of naira have been recovered from corrupt politicians and government officials that have enriched themselves illegally.

“Also, electricity generation has improved from about 2,600 megawatts in 2015 to the current 7,000 and targeting 10,000 megawatts in no distant time.

“He has equally done well in agriculture with drastic drop of rice importation from 644,131 tons in 2015 to 20,000 as at Sept. 2017 from Thailand alone, and infrastructure is also witnessing massive development.”

Usman said that, with the aforementioned achievements in the last three years, President Buhari is more qualified to seek re-election and should be supported by all Nigerians.

He stressed that the coalition with membership from across the 19 northern states, would soon hold a two-million-man march in support of Buhari’s re-election, adding that those asking the president not to seek re-election were self serving individuals with nothing to offer the country.

Meanwhile, the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) has queried the All Progressives Congress (APC) for allowing crisis within its fold to fester ‎less than a year to the 2019 general elections.

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The BCO chairman of Board of Trustees (BoT), Engrineer Markus Gundiri, blamed the APC as a party for getting entangled in internal crisis in a pre-election year.

“The APC has gone into so many problems, I don't know why. But we are going to campaign for him (Buhari) for the primaries and for his re-election. Don't get tired, there are so many things we need to do. We need to mobilise and reach out to all the voting units of this country,” he said.

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