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2019 election: Group drums support for President Buhari/Osinbajo ticket

A non governmental organisation, Grassroots Mobilizers for Buhari and Osinbajo, has appealed to Nigerians to rally round President Muhammadu Buhari, to enable him secure a second term of office.

National Chairman of the group, Hajiya Fatima Goni made the call in Abuja, while speaking to State House Correspondents.

She said the group's main objective is to promote President Buhari's 2019 presidential ambition.

All Nigerians should support President Buhari's ambition for the good of the present and future generations. He has the mind of moving this country forward. Our President thinks of nothing but this country. Therefore, I am calling on all to support him, so that he will complete the good projects he has started. The railways are busy again, many other infrastructures are in place and the fight against corruption is succeeding very well, so let's support him, she said.

Mrs Goni, who is from the North East geo-political zone, dismissed Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim's outburst that President Buhari may not win the majority votes in the North East in 2019.

She said the group had since intensified its grassroots mobilization with the hope to ensure victory for President Buhari in 2019.

On whether the group is being sponsored by the President, the National Chairman said the group was self sustaining, as it supports itself through voluntary contributions by its members spread across the country.

Mrs Goni stated that in order to instil discipline in the group, some of its members found wanting were recently suspended.

We have expelled six of our members for fraternizing with Buhari's main opponent, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar.

The suspended members to include Yusuf Musa Ardo, Yahaya Momoh, Agbo Ogah, Madina Yahaya, Israel Ogah and Mr O. Ismail, who have been parading themselves as members of our association, in spite of their expulsion. We have notified relevant law enforcement agencies on the fraudulent activities of the expelled persons, who are bent on tarnishing the good name of the association and that of President Buhari.

The attention of the Grassroots Mobilizers for Buhari has been drawn to the activities of some of its suspended and expelled members who are now parading themselves as executives of GMB, and are going about deceiving vulnerable politicians and organisations alike with the intent to misinform, defraud and extort them in this season of politics and politicking.

These elements have, in the past weeks, been planning with an evil intent to bring Grassroots Mobilizers for Buhari into shame and disrepute in a grand design using the name, logo and letterheads of the group, to make a

declaration in support of the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

We hereby draw the attention of the general public that the plan, intent and actions of these criminal minded individuals do not in any way reflect the views of the GMB and we, by this disclaimer deny and disown their plans, intent and actions in part, whole and its entirety to be false and of criminal intentions.

We in this group are volunteers for nation building. Our voluntary mobilization efforts for the support of President Buhari is neither for sale nor salable, she said.

Source: Voice of Nigeria