A pressure group within the All Progressives Congress in Osun State, Ifesowapo Society, has explained why the people of the Southern part of Nigeria must return President Muhammadu Buhari for the second term.
In a statement by its President, Samuel Jegede, the group said if a Northern candidate different from Buhari is voted into office in 2019 the South will have to wait for another eight years to produce a president.
He said it is wise for the people of the South East and South West geo-political zones to support the second term bid of Buhari in their own common interest.
Jegede said now is the time for the Southern politicians and people to rally support for Buhari to complete the eight year tenure which is due constitutionally for him rather than allow a fresh candidate from the North to open a new chapter of another two term tenure.
He advised Nigerians to make the Buhari administration continue its fight against corruption in order to consolidate on its gains so that Nigeria could regain respect among comity of nations.
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The leader of the group described Buhari’s integrity as uncommon, saying Mr. President fears no man but only God and therefore need “the support of every Nigerian to succeed.”
He maintained that no one among current presidential candidates could match Buhari’s integrity, patriotism and commitment to Nigeria.
Jegede, who also commended Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola for his commitment to good governance, said that his contribution to the development of Osun in the last eight years would remain evergreen, adding that he had laid a good foundation for an incoming administration to build upon
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Author: Adesoji Adeniyi, Osogbo