Nigerians should re-elect Buhari in 2019 – Niger
– Nigerians have been urged by Governor Abubakar Bello to give President Buhari a second chance
– He declared his support for Buhari’s re-election bid, describing it as encouraging and soul lifting
– According to him, a political strategy to lead a successful campaign for the President to get re-elected has already been set in motion
Niger state governor, Abubakar Bello, on Monday, May 28, enumerated reasons Nigerians should cast their votes for President Muhammadu Buhari come 2019.
Bello, who made the remark while speaking with newsmen in Minna, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to seek a re-election was a welcome development. According to him, the decision of President Buhari to seek for re-election in 2019 is to lay concrete foundation for the political growth of the country, NAN reports.
“I appeal to Nigerians to appreciate the president’s declaration of intent to run again; strong in our conviction that he will continue to run an open and transparent government if given a second chance.
“We owe ourselves the duty to ensure that President Buhari continues beyond 2019 so that he could consolidate on the tremendous achievements so far recorded,” he said.
He said that Buhari remains a stabilizing factor in strengthening the nation’s hard-earned unity.
“I am in full support and throw my weight behind the idea of President Muhammadu Buhari seeking a second tenure in 2019. It is encouraging and soul lifting. We have already set in motion a political strategy to lead a successful campaign for the President to get re-elected,” he said.
Bello explained that President Buhari’s efforts to diversify the economy yielded fruits in many folds, making agriculture to take the driver’s seat and offering employment opportunities to millions of hitherto deprived Nigerians.
“Mr President’s zeal in fighting corruption with emphasis on loot and assets recovery is the best thing that had happened to our country. Stolen monies, where they were stashed abroad, were being recovered.
”The ongoing fight against insurgency, militancy, cattle rustling and armed bandits is paying result,” he said.
Bello called on eligible Nigerians who had not register to take the advantage of the ongoing continuous voters registration exercise to do so. He said that it was only by so doing that the party’s candidates seeking elective positions could emerge victorious.
He also called on leaders of political parties to preach peace and be tolerant to ensure peaceful conduct of the elections.
Recall that on Monday, April 9, President Buhari had announced that he would seek re-election in the 2019 presidential election. The president made the announcement during the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to him, he was responding to the clamour by Nigerians to re-contest in 2019.
Following his announcement, some Nigerians took to social media in support of the president’s decisions while others criticised him, noting that he had earlier said he wasn’t going to run for a second term.