Alhaji Yusuf Dantalle, the National Chairman of Allied Peoples Movement, APM, have stated the reason why the party decided to pick President Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate in the 2019 election.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun led the APM party officials to the Presidential Villa on Monday where they presented a letter of adoption to President Buhari.
Speaking with State House correspondents, the APM boss explained that the adoption was just a formality.
He said, “Personally, I believe in him and the 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.”
Dantalle further stated as a coalition of like minds, the party’s National Executive Council, NEC, took the decision to adopt Buhari because he is the only one that can restore Nigeria back to its glory of where it needs to be.
“Buhari is giving us back the Nigeria of our dream,” he stated.
On why the party did not adopt Buhari in 2015, Dantalle recalled that APM supported him up till the election.
“It was when the door was closed to us that we have to find a way but does not foreclose my support for His Excellency,” he said.
He was confident that Buhari will win in Ogun State, saying, “I am very confident. You saw it yourself last week and you can attest to it.”