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ACF urges Nigerians to back Buhari for continuity, good governance

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari raises a broom, the symbol of his ruling All Progressives Congress, at a campaign ground in Niger State on Saturday, January 19, 2019. PHOTO: NOVO ISIORO

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term, saying Nigerians should support his candidature for continuity and good governance in the country.

It said after a review of national challenges for the past four years and efforts made by President Buhari to resolve them, “there is no doubt he deserves the support of Nigerians to realise the nation’s transformation.

Acting Chairman of ACF National Executive Council, Musa Liman Kwande, said the forum evaluated critical national issues, especially the political situation and its attendant consequences for the continued peace, unity and progress of the country.

Addressing journalists after an emergency meeting on the political situation, he said: “The ACF takes note of the political situation as the nation goes into another election, where tensions are heightened as a result of campaigns, lobbying and horse-trading among political actors.

He explained that the ACF has studied the antecedents of the two presidential candidates, their manifestoes and policy documents of the parties, alongside the socio-political and economic stability of Nigeria, and urged Nigerians to give Buhari a second chance to consolidate the gains of APC government.

Meanwhile, wife of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Mrs. Jennifer Douglas Abubakar, has urged women to mobilise their entire households and vote for the PDP on Saturday.

Jennifer spoke when wives of former Nigeria’s President, Dame Patience Jonathan and Senate President, Mrs. Toyin Saraki, led thousands of women to the presidential rally in Rivers State.

Mrs. Abubakar, who spoke on behalf of women on Monday, advised them to protect their votes and ensure that they are counted, stressing the need to vote out the APC government, which she said: “Represents hunger, insecurity, economic hardship and other vices.

Speaking, Atiku Abubakar vowed to uphold the rule of law and protect the constitution of Nigeria, while condemning President Buhari for preaching violence and making provocative utterances capable of distabilising the country.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, who also attended the event, declared that Nigerians were working hard for Atiku’s election because they believe he has the capacity to make the country work again.


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