2019: Yoruba leaders endorse Buhari’s re-election bid

2019: Yoruba leaders endorse Buhari’s re-election bid

- A Yoruba group named Yoruba Leaders of Thought has endorsed President Buhari’s re-election

- The group commended President Buhari and the APC for taking gradual steps towards restructuring

- It urged Nigerians to stand by Buhari so as to be empowered and enjoy the gains of the fight against corruption

The Yoruba Leaders of Thought have reportedly declared their support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s bid for the second term in office.

The Yoruba elders group in a meeting on Tuesday, December 11, at the Osogbo residence of Senator Ayo Fasanmi, commended President Buhari, his vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomole, ‘for taking progressives steps to actualize gradual restructuring of the country,’ The Nation reports.

Legit.ng gathers that the leaders in attendance include, Gen. Alani Akinrinade (Rtd.), former vice chairman (Southwest) of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Pius Akinyelure, former Secretary to Osun State Government, Engr. Sola Akinwumi, former Osun state chairman of APC, Elder Adebiyi Adelowo, Prof. Anthony Onipede, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Senator Biyi Durojaye representing Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chief Akin Fasae representing Ekiti state Governor Kayode Fayemi, Prof. Bayo Ademola, Otunba Akin Oluwadere, and Hon. Bayo Aina, noted that the Buhari’s administration has granted autonomy to the judiciary and legislature as well as local government administration.

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They said all steps to ensure the survival of institutions of government by the current federal government are necessary to the attainment of restructuring goal.

The leaders commended the governors and people of the southwest for their abiding commitment to Nigeria and efforts for restructuring.

In a communique signed by Senator Ayo Fasanmi, among other leaders after the meeting, they advised Nigerians to stand by Buhari and return him to office in 2019 for the next generation to be empowered and enjoy the gains of the fight against corruption.

The leaders said support for Buhari will create an opportunity for the next generation to be strengthened and to be able to chart a prosperous course for Nigeria from 2019 and beyond.

The leaders also said the summit of the Yoruba people holding in Ibadan, Oyo state capital on January 2019 will address a strategy to protect the interest of the southwest geo-political zone ahead of 2019 general elections.

They said the summit would further address issues and plans to ensure victory for the APC which the leaders said will guarantee lives in abundance for Yoruba people and Nigerians.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that President Buahri attended signing of the peace pact for 2019 presidential candidates which took place at the International Conference Centre.

The event happened on Tuesday, December 11 and was attended by major presidential aspirants.

Atiku Abubakar who is the presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party was conspicuously absent from the event.

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