- Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara state has claimed that all the 36 state governors are supporting Buhari’s second term bid
- Yari who is also the chairman of the Nigeria Governors` Forum said all the governors will rather vote for Buhari even if they belong to opposition political parties
- The Zamfara governor said payment of bailout funds, infrastructural developments and other achievements of Buhari will make all the governors to support him
Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara state has said that the 36 state governors of the federation, would for many reasons work to ensure the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the coming election.
Yari, who is the chairman of the Nigeria Governors` Forum (NGF) stated this on Tuesday, January 22, in Abuja at the inauguration of the Forward With Buhari Grassroots Mobilisers Goodwill Ambassadors, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He said the organisation was being sponsored by the NGF, and that it was its brainchild.
According to him, governors across the federation will rather vote for President Buhari even if they belong to opposition political parties.
This, he said, was especially so because Buhari had done a lot for the governors irrespective of party affiliation.
Yari said one of such things was the bailout fund which was paid to all state governors to off-set workers’ salaries and outstanding arrears.
The NGF chairman said this was paid across board, adding that the fund went a long way in improving the lot of people in the states.
He further said that Buhari’s administration had also embarked on infrastructural development across states, saying that this was another reason the governors were working to ensure his re-election.
He, however, tasked governors especially those in All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled states, to coordinate door-to-door campaigns across their states.
Yari said this was critical to ensuring a landslide victory for President Buhari and all APC candidates in the coming elections.
“As governors, the responsibility is on us to work for the actualisation of President Buhari`s re-election come February 16,” he said.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who was represented at the event by the minister of youths and sports, Solomon Dalung, expressed happiness at the inauguration of the organisation.
Osinbajo, however, noted that a lot needed to be done to sensitise the people at the grassroots on the achievements of the Buhari-led Federal Government across all sectors of the country`s economy and why he should be re-elected.
He stressed that the task ahead of the organisation was enormous considering the number of parties on the ballot paper and the need to guide the electorate to vote.
The vice president maintained that under the Buhari administration, the country`s economy was growing stronger while infrastructural development had continued across the country.
Earlier, Alhaji Lawal Shuaibu, coordinator of the organisation, said it was established to give visibility, with sustained momentum, to the achievements of the Buhari-led administration.
NAN reports that the inauguration was attended by youths from across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
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Meanwhile, the ex-workers of the defunct Nigerian Airways in what seemed like an appreciation move had set out plans to stage a rally for President Buhari.
Lookman Animashaun who is the president of the union said the rally will take place in the first week of February.
Animashaun gave the hint at a programme tagged ‘Testimonies Of Change’, which was organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture, in Abuja.
He said over 5,000 were being mobilised for solidarity rally for Buhari’s re-election in appreciation for their entitlements which the President cleared after 14 years of waiting.
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