The Buhari Osibanjo Continuity Group (BOCOG) has described the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammadu Buhari, as a marketable candidate for the 2019 election.
The group’s leadership, lead by its Director-General, Otunba Oladiran Iyantan, made the observation over the weekend when it paid a courtesy call on the State Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress in Akure.
Iyantan said the group embarked on the re-election project of the President because of the administration’s achievements within a short while.
“We therefore realised the need to embark on this campaign to endear him to Nigerians and make his re-election lots easier.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is a marketable candidate any day. He has not disappointed in his promise to change the face of governance in Nigeria for the better.
“Today, things have changed from greed to contentment; from corruption to decency; from endless infrastructure decay to aggressive investment in infrastructures,” he said.
The group’s DG said the group is well-established in all the wards and local governments of the federation to make their campaign more effective.
The platform, he contended, would also be useful to other candidates of the party across the country.
He argued: “The President has stepped on the toes of the powers that be by refusing to renew oil blocks licences; by his refusal to sustain bribe for budget passage; and by saying no to budget padding.”
Also speaking, the National Secretary of the group, Àlhaji Sadiq Abubakar Yusuf, noted that the task ahead was not a tea party affair and urged all members of the APC to brace up for the challenge ahead.
He commended the President for restoring sanity in handling the finances of the country as well as the security of the country.
He hinted that the group would soon embark on a million-man march for the the re-election bid of the President.
A statement by the state party’s publicity secretary Mr Alex Kalejaye said while responding the Deputy State Chairman of Ondo APC, Hon. Agabra Atili, praised the group for complimenting the efforts of the party by embarking on mobilisation of voters ahead of the general elections.
“Ondo State is the bedrock of progressive politics, and we are not going to shy away from our responsibilities in this regards,” he said.
Atili, who received the visitors on behalf of the State Chairman, Engnr. Ade Adetimehin, assured the group of the State chapter’s support, saying, “You are only helping us to do what is ordinarily our sole responsibility “.