The Southern Mandate of Nigeria group has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore those calling on him to seek reelection in 2019 because he is not fit and has not been able to deliver on his election campaign promises to the people.
In a public statement delivered in Benin City, Edo State, by its National Coordinator, Comrade Francis Ikonomwan, the group maintained that rather than focus attention on calls for him to contest in 2019, President Buhari should concentrate on delivering on the promises he made to the people with the time he has left in office first.
According to the statement –
“President Muhammadu Buhari has not been able to deliver on his campaign promises. What has this administration to campaign within every sector of the economy or is it the fight against corruption that has been swept under the carpet?
Even the political leaders and the people who fought for his emergence as President today have been abandoned and are all lamenting today.
There is a total disconnect between the people and the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. Poverty and Hunger is now the order of the day in Nigeria as we speak. It is getting obvious by the day that Nigerians can no longer trust President Muhammadu Buhari with the leadership of this country.
If APC fields Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate in 2019, we are afraid that Nigerians may stone us at campaign grounds. We may just end up giving the opposition party the presidency in 2019 on a platter of gold.
However, we wish to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore such call as it is not in the interest of Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s priority now should be how to use the remaining part of his administration to deliver on our campaign promises and do the needful by not indicating interest to contest in 2019.”
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