The Plateau state All Progressive Congress (APC) Elders Advisory Council has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari and the state governor, Simon Lalong deserve second term in office.
Reports gather that the elders of the ruling party made this comment after their meeting where they concluded that President Buhari had done excellent well and therefore deserves to be voted for in the upcoming 2019 presidential election.
APC Backs President Buhari, Simon Lalong Second Term In Office
The Chairman of the forum, Capt. Joseph Din (Rtd) explained that President Buhari was the pioneer president to declare war against corruption.
“Mr President has fight corruption with all Political will hence the improvement in the economy of the country which only the opposition may not see and appreciate, but the attack on corruption has today attracted commendation all over the world to the effect that the African Union has appointed him the first chairman of fight against corruption in Africa”.
The elders said the Buhari’s led administration has done well in also engaging the youths.
“Based on the foregoing, we the elders advisory Council wish to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to re-contest as President come 2019 in spite of the comments made by some eminent citizens calling on him not to re-contest and we assure him of our unflinching support.”
They also chided Chief Olusegun Obasanjo for asking the president not to contest saying this was left for Nigerians to decide.
“Obasanjo does not have the right to stop President Buhari from contesting for a second term, the elections is for the 180 million Nigerians to decide, but not one man in this country can come out and decide for the President, after all the Constitution allowed him to contest for second term and he is not seeking for the third term like Obasanjo wanted to do”.
The council of elders also commended the state governor, Lalong saying he has performed credibly for the state and the country.
“We in the Elders Advisory Council are calling on Mr President Muhammadu Buhari and our Governor Barrister Simon Lalong to contest for a second term in 2019 in order to complete the good work they have started”.
Meanwhile, Nigeria news had reported that Kaduna governor, El-Rufai confident Buhari will be re-elected in 2019 presidential election.