Buhari Support Organisation (BSO), Katsina State chapter, has expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari would be re-elected for a second term in office in 2019.
The state chapter of BSO, Dr. Abba Yusuf Abdullahi, who made this known at a press conference in Katsina at the weekend, said the unalloyed and patriotic support of Nigerians for Buhari is based on the President’s “wonderful performance especially in bringing democracy dividends closer to the common man.”
Abdullaho, who is also the special adviser to Katsina State government on agriculture, added that Nigerians would renew Buhari administration’s mandate to further consolidate on its giant strides in power, transport, security and agriculture among other sector of the economy.
He said: “Nigeria as we all know before the advent of President Muhammdu Buhari’s administration in 2015 was on the road to a failed state due to the many security challenges confronting it. People from Maiduguri up to the heartbeat of the nation, FCT, were before 2015 living in the perpetual fear of the unknown due to the manner and frequency of attack by Boko Hara, terrorist group and other criminal gangs.
“But today, we thank Allah for His mercies as activities of Boko Haram were decimated by the commitment of out President. In Katsina State, between 2013 and 2014, the state was faced by the murderous activities of cattle rustlers and other criminal gangs. In one attack in Maigora axis of Faskari Local Government, no fewer than 150 innocent citizens of Katsina State were killed.”
According to him, over 200,000 youths through the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) had been empowered to be self employed across the country by the Buhari administration and thousands were presently undergoing training/recruitment into the Nigeria Army, the police, civil defense and agriculture.
He hailed the recent visit of Buhari to the President US, Donald Trump, as a milestone and huge diplomatic success that had further positioned Nigeria as a major player in the international politics and offered it US President’s pledge to assist in repatriating back over 500 billion dollars stolen by corrupt Nigerians.
Abdullahi said the task of re-electing Buhari for a second term in office is akin to making Nigeria great again, adding that it is the patriotic duty of all Nigerians just as the task of sustaining the unity of the country is the collective responsibility of all.
He appealed to Nigerians to “join hands together to support President Muhammadu Buhari in salvaging the country from the hands of pathological looters.”
Similarly, he urged the people of Katsina to support Governor Aminu Bello Masari in restoring the lost glory of the Katsina State and continuity of the present administration while commending among others the amnesty programme worked out by the Masari administration which led to a peaceful resolution of the menace of cattle rustlers and other criminal gangs in the state.