- The North East Vanguard for Peace has promised to purchase the presidential nomination form for President Muhammadu Buhari
- The group made the promise to buy the nomination form for the president's re-election despite pledge by other groups to do the same
- It says Buhari deserves it for fighting Boko Haram insurgents and bringing peace to the northeast
A pressure group identified as the North East Vanguard for Peace has promised to purchase the presidential nomination form for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group stated that the nomination form would be bought for the president as a reward for restoring peace in the once ravaged northeastern region, Tribune reports.
Nigeria Tribune reports that other groups in the country had earlier promised to purchase the same form for the president.
Legit.ng gathers that the group said it was aware of this fact, adding that President Buhari deserves to be rewarded by people in the northeast for fighting against insurgency and returning peace to the region.
The national president of NEVP, Dogo Danlami, said in the statement: “As stakeholders in the ongoing war against Boko Haram terrorists in northeast Nigeria, we are conversant with the efforts and the grounds that have been gained in rooting Boko Haram terrorist from the region, and also regaining local government areas that were once under their enclave before 2015.
“The North East Vanguard for Peace has elected to purchase the presidential nomination forms for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, regardless of whether other groups have chosen to do the same.
“The North East Vanguard for Peace would also use its network in the northeast region to canvass for votes for President Muhammdu Buhari in the forthcoming presidential elections because as stated earlier, we were witness to the decimation of the northeast region. And we are also witnessing to the enormous efforts the Buhari-led administration had committed into bringing peace to the area. For all of these, we are grateful."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a coalition of youth groups in Bauchi promised to mobilise and rally support for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group identified as Coalition of Katagum Youth Groups made the promise at a rally held in Azare.
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