- A group of Nigerian Traders has declared support for President Buhari ahead of the 2019 election
- According to the group, there is need for the president to be re-elected for the second term in order to consolidate on his achievements
- Members of the group have been urged to do everything within the law to mobilise support across board in order to exceed the 10 million votes they promised Buhari
A group, Nigerian Traders For PMB (NTFPMB) have charged their members to mobilise their households, neighbours, and friends to support and vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming presidential elections in order to exceed its 10 million vote target.
Legit.ng gathered that the decision was reached at the NTFPMB leadership meeting held in Abuja recently.
A statement sent to Legit.ng by the national coordinator of the group, Prince Paul Ikonne, indicates that traders were reminded that based on the achievements of Buhari ranging from road infrastructure, security of life and property and more especially the Trader Moni initiative among many others, there is need for the president to be re-elected for the second term in order to consolidate on his achievements.
“PMB is a trader friendly president and as such traders will do everything within the law to mobilise support across board in order to exceed the 10 million votes they promised the president,” Ikonne said.
The group also frowned at insinuations that the president is shielding corrupt politicians especially the recent publications on different dailies concerning Orji Kalu’s N7.2b fraud trial where the judge was quoted saying, “the court would await further directives to proceed with the trial.”
Ikonne continued: “Nigerians know that the fight against corruption is something that the president is passionate about and thus, such directives could not have come from him. We therefore warn politicians not to play politics with the fight against corruption.
“We also call on the elder statesman, former president Olusegun Obasanjo, to guard his utterances as an elder and lead by example, by standing by his words at all times as we find it difficult to comprehend the position of the former president concerning the well-being of Nigerians.
“Having told Nigerians consistently how well he knows Atiku and why Nigerians should not trust Atiku, why this dance in the market place? We therefore urge former President Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo to please speak so that we can listen.
“Nigerians have decided whom to vote and no amount of dancing in the market can change it. So we urge all Nigerians to stick with President Muhammadu Buhari so that come February 16th, the world will know that Nigerians have taken a stand.”
Similarly, an independent campaign platform which cuts across party, civil society groups, ethnic and religious leanings has unveiled its plans to embark on massive grassroots campaign for President Buhari.
This was made known in a press briefing held in Abuja by Alhaji Abdulkarim Dayyabu, alongisde Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state who is the chairman of the group.
The group known as Forward With Buhari, says Buhari remains the best man for the job of moving Nigeria forward, adding that the president has demonstrated what he understands as what must be done to fix Nigeria for the ordinary citizens to enjoy.
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