- Some APC northern elders under the auspices of Kungiyar Dattawan Arewa Initiative (KDAI) have endorsed Buhari for a second term
- The APC elders say the president has been fair to all regions in the country
- The group also hailed the president for waging a relentless fight against corruption in Nigeria
Some northern elders under the auspices of Kungiyar Dattawan Arewa Initiative (KDAI) have endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term.
The elders, who are mostly members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), also insisted that President Buhari has been fair to all regions of the country contrary to suggestions of nepotism against the president, Leadership reports.
Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, February 9, convener of KDAI, Paul Tarfa said they decided to endorse Buhari after “a long and fruitful consultation with our members from all parts of the north.”
The retired major-general said in three years, the APC government has been able to tackle corruption that that prevented the country from attaining its pride in the comity of nations.
His words: “We have made this choice after a deep reflection in what President Buhari stands for in the history, politics, social and moral life of Nigeria at this time.
“In the last three and a half years since he took over as president of this country, President Buhari and his administration waged a relentless fight against corruption in all aspects of our national life.
“That is why Nigerians should accord him another four years in the office in order to push forward with the fight.”
Tarfa also said the Buhari administration has succeeded in degrading the Boko Haram insurgents.
“A major achievement of the Buhari administration for which we in the north are justly proud of is in the agricultural sector, which is the mainstay of our economic life in northern Nigeria,” he said.
He added that, “The TraderMoni initiative and other Social Investment Programmes of the administration have greatly helped small scale traders, artisans and the unemployed to improve their lots.
“We are happy and proud that President Muhammadu Buhari has been just and fair to all parts of the country and we are sure that he will continue to do so if he is given the mandate to continue in office.”
The convener said if given another opportunity, President Buhari will consolidate on the successes that he has recorded.
Prominent members of KDAI includes Aliyu Wamakko, senator representing Sokoto north; Paul Sani Daura, former minister of agriculture and rural development; Abdullahi Adamu, senator representing Nasarawa west; and Paulen Tallen, former deputy governor of Plateau state.
Meanwhile, the Zamfara chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has endorsed the President Buhari in the February 16 presidential election.
This was disclosed by the governorship candidate of APGA in the state, Alhaji Abdullahi Sani, during the party’s flag-off campaign in Gusau on Saturday, January 26.
Sani said the party was satisfied with President Buhari’s anti-corruption fight, his administration's way of tackling Nigeria's security challenges, job creation and agricultural policy, adding that the policies tallied with APGA action plans to change the state of nation’s socio-economic condition.
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