In front of the 2019 general races, Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun yesterday drove the National Chairman of Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Alhaji Yusuf Dantalle, to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where they gave him a letter of endorsement.
The APM & the Ogun State Governor, by this improvement, has previously embraced the President as its presidential aspirant.
The APM had, a week ago, said it has made plans to oppose expansion of political authority to the state by “external forces” by voting their preferred aspirant in 2019 poll.
Addressing State House reporter in the wake of meeting with President Buhari, Amosun stated: “You will recall that just last week, we made public that APM has adopted President Buhari as their presidential candidate.”
“I had promised to bring the letter they had given me to present to him and that is what we came to do today. And you know Mr. President is a very gracious human being, he is a man with a good heart.”
The governor said if a gathering has accepted him, it is not out of the question he recognizes the gathering & the executive.
“That is why we are here.
“I have said that anybody that is for President Buhari is for me, we will embrace such party, such persons, such organization wholeheartedly and that is what I am doing and that is what we are doing in Ogun State. Clearly Mr. President will have a massive vote in Ogun State in the coming election,” he stated.
Amosun, be that as it may,dismiss remarks on the intimidation by the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, to remove him.
He stated: “I don’t want to comment on that. We came for this; let’s restrict ourselves to this. I want my president to win, what else do you want? We must win, that is it!” In his remarks, the APM chairman, Dantalle, said the adoption is just a formal thing.”
“Personally, I believe in him and reason being that I love my country and I don’t have any other country apart from Nigeria.”
“And Buhari is the only man with the sincerity of intent to take Nigeria to the next level. This is not the Nigeria I was born into, but I see that Nigeria coming back only through Buhari.”
Clarifying why his gathering embraced Buhari, the APM National administrator said the gathering is an alliance of individuals of like personalities & it took the choice to receive Buhari in light of the fact that he is the special one that can reestablish Nigeria back to her greatness.
“Buhari is giving us back the Nigeria of our dream,” he included.