President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, expressed his appreciation for members of the Coalition of Progressive Parties for their dedication to the progress and unity of the country.
President Buhari, in a Press statement made available to the press by Mr. Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, said “I respect your consistency, firmness, integrity and steadfastness.”.
The leadership of the Coalition visited him at State House, Abuja, where they endorsed the candidacy of President Buhari for next month’s election, just as it also did before the 2015 poll.
“I am happy with your decision to continue to support us. I respect your consistency from 2015 to date. Your belief in one Nigeria is admirable. This visit has raised my morale; you support us quietly, without noise, and it encourages us to press on.” President Buhari said.
Leader of the coalition group, Bashir Ibrahim, said the endorsement of President Buhari for a second term in office was due to the many successes of the administration.
Ibrahim outlined the achievement of President Buhari’s administration, which include, fight against insurgency; efforts to redress the country’s huge infrastructural deficit; and the yeoman’s fight against corruption, among others.
The coalition restated it commitment to work for the re-election bid of President Buhari through out the country, and to confront fake news with facts and figures, adding that a formal declaration of their support would be made soon.
Members of Coalition of Progressive Political Parties include: Advanced Allied Party; Africa Peoples Alliance; Freedom & Justice Party; KOWA Party; New Progressive Movement and Peoples Democratic Movement.
Others are the Accord Party; Sustainable National Party; New Nigeria Peoples Party; Unity Party of Nigeria; United Progressive Party; National Democratic Liberty Party; Nigeria Elements Progressive Party; and Yes Electoral Party.