2019: Buhari is Nigeria’s only option for president at the moment- SGF

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha on Thursday stated that Nigeria has no leader of President Muhammadu Buhari’s match for the 2019 presidential ticket presently, assuring the president will seek re-election.

Recall that the President’s re-election bid has been generating controversies in some quarters in the country, with Buhari yet to declare whether he would contest again in 2019 or not.

Recently, frontline Nigerians have warned him against seeking re-election.

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But addressing groups of supporters in an Abuja rally organised by the Democratic Youth Congress for PMB 2019, the SGF said the President would contest the election.

At the rally held at Unity Fountain, the SGF, who was represented by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political matters, Gideon Sammani, said Nigerians cannot afford not to vote for Buhari in the forthcoming elections.

His words: “I will present your entire message to him. I congratulate you for your support for President Muhammadu Buhari to run in 2019.

“I am glad you have named some of the aspirants who are interested in leading this nation. If you give them the ticket they will do nothing with it. They have nothing to offer to this nation. You and I are here because we believe in President Muhammadu Buhari and we know he has the capability to lead this nation.

“Buhari is a man with several qualities of leadership, a God send; his coming is divine. We do not have an alternative to President Muhammadu Buhari for now. so that he will rescue this nation from the total collapse due to the destruction that has been done to the economy by the past administration.

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“We all know that Buhari is transparent, honest. He has come with the ‘Change’ philosophy. He has lived for this to bring change to this nation. Since his military days, he stood to fight corruption, indiscipline.

“Many people fear him because he does not compromise with corruption. And corrupt people are afraid that they will be brought to book. And those who have already looted the treasury of this nation are followed by the security agencies. By the grace of God, Buhari will not relent in this fight.

“He will continue. The politics of this nation is no more the politics of money or do-or-die politics. Anybody who wants to lead this nation must sacrifice. Buhari has already transformed and changed the image of leadership and that of our leaders this country, both locally and internationally.”

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