- Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari secured a vote of confidence amid calls that he should leave office
- The confidence vote was passed on the president by a support group of his party
- The support group believes that Buhari is a blessing to Nigeria as against what critics say about him
Amid calls by some Nigerians that he should resign, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, January 31, secured a vote of confidence from a group within the governing All Progressives Congress (APC).
The confidence vote for the president came from the APC mandate defenders, which terms itself a support group within the party.
The group described Buhari as a blessing to the country.
The mandate defenders said it reached the decision after the Senate minority leader, Enyinaya Abaribe, and the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), called on Buhari to resign.
In a statement by Ifeanyi Emeka, the national publicity secretary of the mandate defenders in the APC, in Abuja, the organisation argued that President Buhari had restored the hope of Nigerians as well as foreign investors.
The group further claimed that Buhari earned trust as a result of the adoption of the multi-national joint task force approach in the fight against terrorism across the country.
It also praised the president for revamping the nation's decrepit infrastructures which the 16 wasteful years of PDP administration brought on Nigerians.
The group, however, said it was surprised that an opposition party that could not stop the menace of Boko Haram insurgency from inception could be the one playing politics with the security situations of the country at this particular moment.
The mandate defenders, therefore, warned the PDP and their supporters to stop overheating the polity at a time the entire nation is in dire need of good governance which Mr. President has been delivering.
While passing a vote of confidence on Buhari, the group asked him to remain focused on his determination to lead the country to the next level.
Abaribe, had, during a sitting of the Senate, demanded that Buhari should resign over the rate at which Nigerians are being killed.
Legit.ng reports that Lauretta Onochie also attacked Abaribe for asking Buhari to leave office over the worsening security in the country.
The presidential aide on social media to the president, however, admitted that security issues are sad concerns around the world including Nigeria.
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