Buhari meets Amosun, APM chairman, gets endorsement letter
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja received a letter of endorsement from the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) as its presidential candidate for the 2019 general elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, presented the letter to the president at the Presidential Villa, and was accompanied by the APM chairman, Yusuf Dantalle.
Amosun told State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with the president, that the party gave him the endorsement letter to the president.He expressed optimism that with the move, Buhari, whom he described as a man with a good heart, would garner massive votes in the presidential poll.He said: “You will recall that just last week, we made it public that APM has adopted President Buhari as its presidential candidate. I promised to bring the letter they gave me to present to him. And that is what we came to do today.
“Buhari said if a party has adopted him, it is only fair he acknowledges the party and the chairman. That is why we are here. I have said that anybody that is for President Muhammadu Buhari is for me. We will embrace such party, persons and organisation wholeheartedly.”Amosun however refused to comment on the threat by National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole to expel him from the party. “I don’t want to comment on that. We came for this. Let’s restrict ourselves to this. I want my president to win. What else do you want? We must win. That is it!”
Dantalle described the adoption of Buhari by the APM as the best thing that has happened to the party and the country. According to him, the APM is a coalition of people of like minds and the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party took the decision to adopt Buhari because he is the only one that can restore Nigeria to its glory.
He said: “Personally, I believe in him. And the reason is that I love my country and I don’t have any other country apart from Nigeria. Buhari is the only man with the sincerity of intent to take Nigeria to the next level. This is not the Nigeria I was born into, but I see that Nigeria coming back only through Buhari,” he said.