- Elder statesmen in Kwara state have endorsed President Buhari for re-election
- The elders said they were satisfied with his governance and he deserves to be re-elected
- Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq who is the APC gubernatorial candidate in the state was also endorsed
Some elder statesmen in Kwara state have endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for re-election while also endorsing Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq also of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for governorship.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the elders in an address on Sunday, February 10, said the state has benefitted from Buhari’s administration.
In the communiqué read by former minister for aviation, Aremu Yahya, who is also their spokesperson, the elders said Buhari has done well and deserves re-election.
They elders said: “We submit that this endorsement arose from the practical analysis of the political space and its realities. We believe that Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq shares our concerns and value system as a people and he would run a government that would reflect the wishes of our people.
“We call for credible and transparent elections in Kwara and Nigeria as a whole. However, we are worried that some political leaders are trying hard to intimidate the opposition through violence. We, therefore, call on the president and the security chiefs to put their feet down and ensure that our people are protected as they exercise their civic rights.
“We call for security beef up before, during and after the elections. We also urge the civil society/observers to pay good attention to Kwara without being partisan.”
Meanwhile, as the general elections draw nearer, there is a new development as 145 support groups of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have switched their loyalty to President Buhari of the APC.
The embittered groups accused the PDP and Atiku Abubakar of not giving them the attention they deserve, favouring only those close to him and lacking focus.
Popular among the 145 groups are Atiku Reloaded, Atiku Support Group, Unique Women for Atiku, Dynamic Women for Atiku, United Group for Atiku, Grassroots Initiative for Atiku and Edo Ambassadors for Atiku.
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