By Adeola Oladele, Ibadan
Ahead of Saturday’s presidential election, some groups, Pathfinder Non-Indigenes Association of Nigeria, APC Volunteer Support Group and Friends of Democracy and Development have concluded plans to support the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
While addressing newsmen on Monday at Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan on Tuesday, Dr Soji Oyeranmi who spoke on behalf of other groups said they believed that President Buhari still holds the answers to some of the challenges confronting the nation.
According to Oyeranmi, who described himself as a “buharist,” convincing the electorate to vote for Buhari on Saturday was very simple owing to his track records as a man of integrity and for his laudable achievements in just three and half years in on the saddle.
“Those who rate him below average are not appreciative of where we are today from where we were yesterday. Let me be more explicit, We have achieved great success on the fight against terrorism in Nigeria. The Boko Haram insurgency has been dealt with more abruptly and that explains the steady progress and picking up of businesses in the north-east region which was a no go area under President Jonathan.
“The administration of President Buhari has severally demonstrated zero tolerance for corruption and the result is the stability the entire system enjoys today. Our sense of the right value system occasioned by the change begins with me campaign is paying off and soon we shall see more of its dividends. Nigerians now know that corruption is no longer business as usual.”
Speaking on why the groups are in support of the President’s re-election, Oyeranmi noted that: “We cannot trust our collective commonwealth in the hands of hawks and vultures, that is why we are supporting the President for another four years.
“Again, Mr president has been magnanimous to people of this country.
Recently, the leaders of Igbos met with Mr president and made some demands which the president did not hesitate to quickly set into motion. Look at many road projects executed by the President which were abandoned by the PDP government for 16 years.
“So, our mission is very simple, to bring the Yorubas, Hausas and Igbos together from wherever they are for them to throw their support for the reelection of President Buhari. That’s what we are championing.
He said that re-electing the President would end the marginalization of the Ndi Igbo.