A pro-unity group under the aegis of The United Nigeria Group (TUNG) has expressed serious concern over President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration to contest 2019 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress
In a communique issued and signed by Dr.Okotie Destiny in Asaba, Delta State capital which was made available to DAILY ASSET on Thursday, the group pointed that unity of the country was sanccrosant, noting that the bond of unity under President Buhari has been weakened.
It reads: “The group, which believes strongly that fairness breeds unity, peace and progress and the lack of it being responsible for most of our present situation, despite agreeing that the president has right to contest the next election as provided for by the constitution is dismayed at the President’s declaration of interest.”
“The group had hoped that the president will realize that the best way he could contribute to repairing a very damaged situation will be to leave the stage at the end of this tenure so that the country can truly begin to make serious efforts at strengthening the bonds that bind us together and put the nation on a true path of progress.”
“That the president does not have any moral justification to seek re-election having failed to deliver on all his pre-electoral promises.”
“The group observed that the present administration headed by the president by actions and inactions has continued to weaken the strength of our bonds and call on all well meaning Nigerians to dish primordial sentiments at this point in the life of our nation and see to it that this administration is well retired by the end of this tenure (2019).”
The communique added that Nigerians, irrespective of party and religious differences must look forward to vote those who have what it takes to coordinate wrecks that Buhari administration might be leaving behind.
They further throw their weight behind the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, saying that he is a detribalised Nigeria politician that has the right frame of mind to handle the nation at this time.
“In light of the above, the group wishes to reaffirm our support for Atiku Abubakar’s candidacy and eventually his presidency.”
“Considering the above required attributes, it is easy to discern that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar being a detribalized Nigerian is the right size as president of Nigeria for a trying time such as we are now.