- The endorsement of President Muhamamdu Buhari as APC presidential candidate for the 2019 presidential election has been hailed by the deputy governor of Kogi state, Simon Achuba
- Senator Ovie Omo-Agege also hailed the president's endorsement by members of the party
- Achuba calls on Nigerians to cast their votes for Buhari, saying the latter is a performing leader
Kogi deputy governor, Simon Achuba, and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege have hailed the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari by members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the party’s presidential candidate for the 2019 elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deputy governor said that the endorsement came at a better time.
Legit.ng notes that Achuba said: “It is coming at a better time because today is the last day we need to do it to affirm the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari, as the presidential candidate to run on our platform, the APC."
The deputy governor, who described President Buhari as a performing leader, called on all Nigerians to throw their weight behind his candidacy.
He said: ‘’There is no doubt about the fact that Mr President has performed well. I will call on Nigerians to support us to vote Mr President, to vote APC so that we can continue with the good work we have done so far."
Also speaking, Omo-Agege, the senator representing Delta Central senatorial district, commended the party’s leadership over the success of the convention.
He said: ‘’This is the first time this is happening. We decided to go by the option provided in the Electoral Act and our constitution to permit members to directly nominate Mr President at the wards.
”We did this to be able to show to Nigerians unlike in the past where a couple of delegates were doing the nominations.
”Here we have over 14 million card carrying members who did the nomination and that will also send a message to the other side about the challenges they face as they come into the contest with Mr President in 2019."
Former minister of labour and productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, also described the convention as a huge success.
He said: “We have spoken in one voice in a manner of confirmation of the votes that we have given to President Muhammadu Buhari to contest and it was a stamp of validity to contend and to win the presidential election come 2019.
‘’The president has done so much that he deserves to consolidate on the success of the first four term. The results are all over.
‘’And one good thing I have noticed is that his support base is expanding from the east to the west to south to the north.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari accepted nomination to contest for a second term in the 2019 presidential election. The over 7000 delegates had converged in Abuja to ratify the results of the presidential primaries held across the country.
President Buhari polled a total vote of of 14,842,072 votes to emerge the winner of the presidential primaries.
All roads leading to the venue were shut to vehicular traffic by combined teams of heavily armed security personnel. The agencies involved include: the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigerian Army.
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