- Alliance for Democracy as adopted President Buhari as its presidential candidate
- The party made the declaration on Monday, February 11, in Ibadan, Oyo state
- Oyedele Alao, the governorship candidate of the party in the state, said Buhari was chosen over Atiku because of achievements in office
Six days to presidential election, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, President Muhammadu Buhari's chances of winning the poll has again been boosted with his adoption by the Oyo state chapter of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) as its presidential candidate.
Legit.ng reports that the governorship candidate of the party in the state, Oyedele Alao, made this known while addressing newsmen in Ibadan on Monday, February 11.
He said the midway withdrawal of AD presidential candidate, Emiola Ojajuni, geared the party to look for other candidate whom they believed could serve the interest of Nigerians better.
”Arising from this, the national body of AD, has given each of the state chapter of the party to adopt presidential candidate of their choice.
"We have taken time to critically look at the situation on ground, viz-a-viz, the two leading candidates, Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, before settling for Buhari.
”The personal attributes of Buhari as a spartan personality with integrity raises him far above his PDP counterpart. The current president has been doing his best to put the country on the right track.
”PMB has in the last four years began to lay the foundation of a new Nigeria. Therefore, to halt the process now will amount to taking back the country to the year of locust pilfering and shameful pillage of the common wealth.
”I hereby direct our members and supporters across the state to cast their votes for Buhari, the man with pure, genuine desire and clean heart for the true growth and development of Nigeria,” Alao stated.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adeola Adepoju, the state chairman of the party and other party supporters witnessed the declaration.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that pandemonium broke out at the campaign rally of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abeokuta.
The campaign took a new twist when Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, came on stage to campaign for the APC and Allied Peoples Movement (APM).
It was reported that in response, former governor Aregbesola came on stage to oppose the governor, asking the people to vote for only the candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
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