- Some youth groups of the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, July 2, held a world press conference
- The groups - at least 20 in number and under the aegis of APC Youth Movement - threw its weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari and the troops of the Nigerian military
- According to the group, the military leadership, its troops and the president have put in maximum effort in the fight against terrorism in the northeast
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At least 20 All Progressives Congress' groups, under the aegis of APC Youth Movement and Development Forum (APC-YMDF), have pledged their support to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigeria military in the fight against insecurity in the northeast region.
The APC youths made this vow at a world press conference on Thursday, July 2, in Abuja after a meeting of the 20 groups also held in the nation's capital.
Speaking on behalf of the groups, Ahmed Suleiman, representing the Buhari's Youth Emancipation Strategy (B-YES), called on all other APC groups and supporters of the president to rise up for the administration and not allow criminal elements break its ranks.
Suleiman said it has become crucial as “agents of the darkness of late have relentlessly seized the security situations which they have created to come hard on our very patriotic service chiefs”.
He also said that there is an ongoing mass mobilization of groups for street protests and rallies against Buhari's policies and programmes, especially insecurity.
Suleiman noted that these same groups are fuelling nefarious individuals and organizations strictly for political reasons to fulfil their evil desires against the president and the Security Chiefs.
He said the military has held its own, maintaining an enviable level of security of lives and properties in the country.
"This plot has indeed taken a dangerous dimension in recent times with the thickening of the plan to break the ranks of the support base of President Muhammadu Buhari across the country through acts that are inimical to the overall growth and development of Nigeria," Suleiman said.
As a party, the APC groups also expressed total support and appreciation to the chief of defence staff, General Abayomi Olonishakin, the chief of army staff, Lieutenant GeneralTukur Buratai and other security chiefs.
It also vowed to defend and stand by all actions, policies and programmes of President Buhari.
He said: "Their plans include but not limited to the mass mobilization of groups for street protests and rallies against the policies, programmes and administrative style of President Muhammadu Buhari across the country, with particular emphasis on the hardworking Service Chiefs in the country."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the caretaker committee of the APC on Thursday, July 2, met with the party's former interim national chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande.
The purpose of the meeting Legit.ng gathered is aimed at nipping the crisis rocking the ruling party in the bud.
Pa Akande, who also chairs the party’s national reconciliation committee, was a former governor of Osun state.
It was gathered that the chairman of the caretaker committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, led a delegation to Ila Orangun, which is the country's home of Akande.
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