Not less than a day to the February 23 general elections, President Muhamamdu Buhari got endorsement of 12 members of Forum of Presidential candidates of political parties for good governance.
In a statement made by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina,he said ” 12 members subordinated their own ambitions to that of President Buhari, instead of running for the presidency on Saturday”.
Adesina said the 12 presidential candidates have directed all their members and supporters to vote for President Muhammad Buhari in Saturday’s election.
The candidates and parties who endorsed Buhari are, Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), Shittu Mohammed Kabiru, Independent Democrats, Hon. Edozie Nnamdi Madu, Movement for Restoration and Defence of Democracy, Danjuma Mohammed, Allied Peoples Movement, Mamman Yusuf Naptali, and Save Nigeria Party, Ahmed Buhari,
Others are Mass Movement of Nigeria, Alhaji Isabi Dansaki, Advanced Congress of Democrats, Ikechukwu Nwokeafor, Yes Party, Alistar Shoyode, Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party, Charles Ughalli, United Peoples Congress, Kenneth Ibe Kalu, Nigeria Element Progressives Party, Comrade Isiaka Paul Ebili and National Democratic Liberty Party, Robinson Apu.
“So these 12 former candidates declared support for Mr. President. The President was quite delighted, he applauded their unselfish nature. He added that if they wanted to deny him vote, they will still continue with the elections and people in their immediate environment, will vote for them and than deny him at least those votes.
“So, the fact that they have come to pledge loyalty and have directed their supporters to vote Mr. President was a thing that President Buhari quote applauded.”
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party Chairman in Yobe State, Alhaji Sani Inuwa Nguru has dumped the party, for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He was led to the Presidential Villa by Dr. Mohammed Abuza a chieftain or the party in Yobe State and received by President Buhari.
Nguru, said he came to expressed his loyalty and desire to return home.
He was the first chairman of the APC after the merger in the state, adding that anyone who has been a member of ANPP and CPC is one of Buhari’s loyalist.