2019: Civil society groups endorse Buhari, warn Nigerians against PDP's return

2019: Civil society groups endorse Buhari, warn Nigerians against PDP's return

- Ahead of the general elections, a coalition of civil society groups has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari

- The Nigerian Human Rights Community said the candidates of the APC are the best alternatives for Nigerians out of the many contestants in the next general elections

- The coalition also said Nigerians should not allow the PDP come into power again to avoid the return of corruption

Just a few days to the general election, a union of civil society groups across the country has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The group had a meeting in Lagos state under the name, the Nigerian Human Rights Community (NHRC), where they all agreed and said that APC candidates in the forthcoming general elections are the best alternatives that Nigerians have, Leadership reports.

Speaking with newsmen in the state, the director of publicity of the NHRC, Taiwo Adeleye, and the coalition’s assistant secretary, Azubioke Egbe, said Nigerians will be making the greatest mistake if they allow the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) come into power again.

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The coalition said: “The victory of the PDP will mean Mr Corruption sitting as the president and Commander-in-Chief of Nigeria and Mr Graft as the Senate president.

"As civil right movements that have fought a string of battles since the years of the military, we have historic responsibility to ensure this does not happen.

"Interestingly, the forces backing the PDP elements were some of those that ran the country to a shipwreck especially in the military era after which some of their cronies took over at the national level in 1999."

The group also said credibility is necessary quality in choosing who leads the country, saying the candidacy of Buhari and Osinbajo is the best option for the country.

It added: “It will be worst to have a man that has no iota of credibility at home and abroad to sit as the number one citizen of the country. We believe in with the credibility of Buhari and Osinbajo, their errors of recent past can be corrected in the most honest manner."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously that the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Zamfara state, Alhaji Sani Shinkafi, reportedly endorsed Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the APC, ahead of the February 16 presidential election.

It was reported that Sani made his decision known in Bungudu, the headquarters of Bungudu local government area of the state, while on his campaign.

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