2019 election: Group purchases nomination form for President Buhari

Aanya Igomu, Abuja


A group, known as Nigeria Consolidation Ambassadors’ Network, has purchased the All Progressives Congress (APC) Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for President Muhammadu Buhari to run for a second term in office in the forthcoming General Election in Nigeria.

The group collected the forms in a ceremony where members of the APC National Working Committee and representatives of the group from various states were present at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.

This has made President Buhari to be the first presidential aspirant to get the forms worth 45 million naira since the APC commenced the sale of forms to aspirants interested in running for political offices in the 2019 General Election.

The National Coordinator of the group, Mr Sanusi Musa explained that the group decided to pick the form for the president, based on the recognition that the President has started laying a foundation for a better Nigeria, saying that there is need to consolidate on the gains so far made.

“We have no doubt that Mr. President has both in action an word been working to lay a foundation for a greater and prosperous nation that our generation and future generation will be proud of. 

“Under his administration Nigeria has become a country sought after for investments in the world and has assumed its leadership role in not just Africa but the world.

“Today, Nigeria‘s moribund infrastructure is being revived, there is no state In Nigeria that does not have several major Federal Government infrastructure project either completed or being executed under President Buhari.

“We have a stable and steadily growing economy that is departing from the monotonic oiL dependence, Agriculture is now an attractive venture as farmers are becoming multi-millionaires. Nigeria is now an exporter of agricultural products as opposed to what it was three years ago,”he said.

He noted that for the first time since the return of democracy, Nigerians have a president who could beat his chest and state that he has never stolen from government’s purse.

Mr Musa expanded on the works President Buhari’s administration has done so far.

“Looted funds are being recovered and ploughed back to developing our country’s deficit infrastructure.

“Almost a million farmers under the Anchor Borrowers Programme are benefiting from low interest loans and 500, 000 previously unemployed graduates are now employed under the NPower Scheme,”he said.

He maintained that his group could not sit and watch while another person destroy the foundation laid by the Buhari administration.

“We cannot afford to destroy the future of our children. The foundation laid by President Muhammadu Buhari must be reinforced.

“It is for this reason, Mr. Chairman, we have decided to pull our meagre resources together to purchase the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for President Buhari as he presents himself to our party members to be chosen as its candidate for the 2019 general election,” Musa said.

The APC National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole while receiving the group, thanked members for the gesture and for believing in President Buhari and the APC administration.