Fifty-nine support groups for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election have endorsed former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for President.
The groups explained that they took the decision because “the government we put in place has failed and continues to fail our people and we cannot continue to reinforce failures.”
Speaking at a ceremony in Abuja on Monday night, Yusuf Ardo, the National Coordinator, Grassroots Mobilisers for Buhari, accused the Buhari Administration of failing to appoint youths into his government.
He noted that the nation’s economy, which was rated as the fastest growing economy in Africa, had become comatose under the Buhari government, stressing that the administration had shown that it was clueless.
Ardo said, “Today, our country is faced with legions of challenges, our economy that was the fastest growing in Africa has become comatose under the present government which has shown that it was unprepared and completely clueless. We believe under Atiku, our economy will be revived and returned to the path of progress.”
The National Publicity Secretary of the group, Nathaniel Isah, criticized the Tradermoni programme of the FG, stating that it was a scheme to influence voters.
Also speaking, the Coordinator, Legend Youth Mobilisers, Abdulazeez Zubair, stated that the hardship in the country informed their decision to withdraw support for Buhari.
“I am a student of Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, things are very tight in the country. My father could no longer support my education on account of the economic downturn in the country. We decided to support Atiku because we believe he can do better,” he stated.