By: Alfred Saiki and Lebel Daniel Musuk,
The call for President Muhammadu Buhari to run for Presidency come 2019 grows stronger, as a group under the aegis of Concerned Kanam All Progressives Congress (APC) Stakeholders has decided to join the call and has also endorse his second term bid, as well as that of the Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
In a Press Briefing statement , dated 26th January, 2018, signed by Alh. Musa Musawa(Marafa), on behalf of Concerned Kanam APC Stakeholders/VOLA in Dengi Local Government of Plateau, the group commended the Buhari led administration at the National level and the Lalong led administration in Plateau state for their good works so far.
The call by the group according to the text is not unconnected with Buhari and Lalong’s achievements since they came into office in 2015 under the platform of the APC.
The text in part reads:
“We have carefully watched with admiration the numerous achievements recorded by the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, particularly on the fight against corruption, the war against insurgency, the fixing of our battered economy by past administration and the bail-out he gave to various states of the federation to cushion the hardship hitherto faced by civil servants, the graduate empowerment scheme, and the poor of the poorer programme with other laudable projects like fixing our rail system and the enthronement of a disciplined society are few to mention”.
“We also noticed that the APC government in Plateau State under the able leadership of His Excellency Barrister Simon Bako Lalong has performed credibly in restoring peace and equitable distribution of appointments and projects across the state. His prompt payment of salaries and other emoluments to deserving civil servants and other sundry workers, his policy of continuity through the completion of left-over projects by the immediate past administration and his humility in governance are clear attributes of a leader who deserves our support”.
“Accordingly, we the concerned stake holders/VOLA of Kanam APC, having viewed all these achievements by Mr. President and our Governor, hereby resolved to adopt President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Simon Bako Lalong for a second term in office so as they can continue with the good things they have started”.
While appealing to Nigerians to join in their political endorsement of the duo, the group stated that:
“We finally appeal to Nigerians to suggest positive ways to solving the problem of Farmers/Herders instead of beating the tom-tom of war that will bring no good to anyone. We believe in the indivisibility of the Nigerian Nation with one destiny and call on those that are misguided to have a rethink and focus their strength in what unites us more than what can divide us”.
They also called on all lovers of democracy in Nigeria and Plateau state to join forces with them to deliver President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Simon Bako Lalong in 2019.