Why we sup­port Buhari’s re-elec­tion - Umoh Inyang

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Temi­tayo Odun­lami, Lagos DAYS TO GO

Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari has done for Nige­ria within only three and a half years in­fras­truc­tural projects that the PDP couldn’t do in the 16 years it ruled the coun­try, the con­vener of Re-elect Buhari Move­ment (RBM), Mr Em­manuel Umoh Inyang, has said.

Inyang, in an in­ter­ac­tion with jour­nal­ists at the week­end, de­scribed what he called the rise in power sup­ply, con­struc­tion of roads across the coun­try and the pres­i­dent’s ef­fort to curb cor­rup­tion as wor­thy achieve­ments that should make all Nige­ri­ans sup­port Pres­i­dent Buhari for an­other term.

Stress­ing that many mem­bers of the RBM weren’t even mem­bers of the APC, the con­vener said their re­solve to sup­port Buhari was re­in­forced by a dec­la­ra­tion by the late lawyer and hu­man rights ac­tivist, Gani Fawe­hinmi, in 2007 that Buhari was a hon­est leader with good in­ten­tions to re­di­rect Nige­ria for good.

“Out­side that en­dorse­ment by the great lawyer, we’ve taken our time to crit­i­cally ap­praise Nige­ria’s lead­er­ship from 1999 to 2015 and we couldn’t fault that po­si­tion the eru­dite lawyer took.

“We saw Pres­i­dent Oluse­gun Obasanjo’s ad­min­is­tra­tion from 1999 to 2007 and Atiku Abubakar was his vice. We saw Yar’adua’s brief rule and also Dr Good­luck Jonathan’s gov­ern­ment. The mis­rule of all those years drove our zeal to gather our­selves and re­solve that we mustn’t sit on the fence.

“We tasked our­selves on what we must do to en­sure Nige­ria is taken away from the path of de­struc­tion that 16 years of PDP had put it on.

“It was on that note that we threw our weight be­hind Pres­i­dent Buhari. One can’t com­pare the great deeds of Buhari in un­der four years with the 16 wasted years of the PDP.

“RBM is a child of destiny work­ing to project the great works of the Buhari ad­min­is­tra­tion. Mem­ber­ship cuts across po­lit­i­cal par­ties, pro­fes­sions and dif­fer­ent bod­ies. I am not even a mem­ber of the APC,” Inyang said.

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