Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has described defectors from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to other political parties as weakest members who could not align with the vision of his administration.
NIGERIA NEWS notes that the president made the statement during his acceptance of the expression of interest and nomination forms to contest the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the ruling party from a political group known as Nigerian Consolidation Ambassadors Network (NCAN), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Speaking further on the defection that hit the ruling party, President Buhari said APC now have a party of strong and patriotic people who are ready to work for a strong Nigeria.
“I am honoured today to receive youths from all over the country contributing to buy the form for me. The weakest whose sense of expectation do not align with our vision have exited our party. We now have a party of strong and patriotic people who are ready to work for a strong Nigeria,” President Buhari stated.
In his opening remarks, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the deputy chairman of NCAN, said the group that purchased the forms for Buhari was made up of three million Nigerians.
Chukwuemeka said these group of people contributed as little as N68 to purchase the form after a triple A assessment of the performance of the president.
The deputy chairman of the forum added that the president’s commitments to fight against corruption, fight against terrorism and rejuvenation of the economy, convinced the group to purchase the forms for the president.
Meanwhile, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that presidential aspirant and president of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki appointed former aide to Goodluck Jonathan as chairman media council for his campaign organisation ahead of 2019 general elections.