- President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid has received another boos as some lecturers have endorsed him
- The group of lecturers said Nigerians should not make the mistake of voting Atiku Abubakar as he was part of the mess the country is in
- According to the lecturers, years of the PDP's administration ruined the country and its economy
Some lecturers under the group called Progressives in Academics have shown robust support for the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Punch newspaper reports that the group, which is made up of professors and members of academic staff members from many Nigerian universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education, professed their support for the president while talking with newsmen on Wednesday, February 13, in Abuja.
The leader of the group, Professor Bolarinwa Bolaji, said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, was a big part of the country’s mess and he is not someone that should ever be trusted to wield power again.
Bolaji relieved that Atiku as the vice president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 and chairman of the National Privitisation Council used his position to sell national assets to his friends.
The convener of the group said Nigerians should be careful of Atiku as he could repeat the act of selling off the national asset.
He said: “The people who put us in this mess must not be allowed to come back to power. They obviously have nothing to offer. They had been tested but had been found wanting.”
The leader of the group also said the PDP-led government that ruled Nigeria for 16 years put Nigeria into grave economic mess as multinational companies and industries relocated operation from Nigeria because of lack of power supply.
The group said people lost their jobs as a result of the relocation because many Nigerians were laid off.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the former militant, Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo, denied reports that he had endorsed President Buhari’s re-election bid.
It was gathered in a statement signed by his media adviser and consultant Paul Bebenimibo, Tompolo said he was not aware of any such endorsement coordinated by another former militant leader, Ebikabowei Victor Ben aka Boyloaf.
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