- The Allied People’s Movement (APM) has adopted President Buhari as its presidential candidate
- The APM’s governorship candidate, Adekunle Akinlade, explained that the APM adopted Buhari because of his achievements
- Meanwhile, 60 political parties also adopted Akinlade as their governorship candidate in Ogun state
- The APM’s governorship flag bearer expressed gratitude for the massive adoption by the political parties
The Allied People’s Movement (APM) in Ogun state has adopted President Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate for the 2019 elections.
Sixty political parties in the state also adopted the APM candidate, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade as their gubernatorial candidate for the 2019 election.
According to ThisDay, the announcement of the adoption was made at the APM’s official unveiling of Adekunle Abdulkabir Akinlade and Princess Adepeju Adebajo as its gubernatorial candidate and running mate respectively.
Legit.ng gathers that the event was witnessed by a huge crowd at the Moshood Abiola Stadium even as many groups and associations including the Progressive Obas of Ogun Central Senatorial District, the National Association of Nigerian Student (NANS), National Union of Roads Transport Workers (NURTW), representatives of 60 political parties, etc. took turn to deliver goodwill messages and announced their adoption of Akinlade as their gubernatorial candidate for the 2019 election.
Akinlade in his speech expressed joy at the massive turn out for the flag-off and expressed his commitment to continue the Mission to Rebuild Ogun State started by the administration of Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
The APM governorship candidate said his government will continue the infrastructure development programme of Senator Amosun.
Akinlade said a government headed by him and his running mate, Princess Adepeju Adebajo, will ensure even development and unity of all parts of the state.
He traced the origin of the APM in Ogun state to the injustice meted to him and winners of the primary elections in the APC by some forces outside Ogun state whom he said are desperate to hijack the government of the state and use it for their selfish purposes.
He also described President Muhammadu Buhari as a leader who stood for truth and justice while some forces in the party frustrated all efforts at making the choice of members of the party in the state count.
He said the achievements of President Buhari which included removing Nigeria from the list of pariah states due to corruption in official circles among others account for the decision of the APM in Ogun state to adopt him as the party’s presidential candidate for the 2019 election.
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Meanwhile, President Buhari, on Monday, December 24, received the national chairman of the Allied People's Movement (APM), Yusuf Mamman Dantalle, in Abuja.
Dantalle officially adopted President Buhari on behalf of the party when he visited the president at the State House accompanied by Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state.
The APM national chairman also delivered a letter to the president showing he had been endorsed by the party for the presidential election.
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