Twelve presidential candidates in Saturday’s election on Thursday expressed their support for President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the candidates’ closed-door meeting with Buhari.
According to him, the candidates have directed their supporters to vote for President Buhari on Saturday.
Adesina said, “President Muhammadu Buhari just hosted members of Forum of Presidential Candidates of Political Parties for Good Governance. There were twelve of them around and what they did was to subordinate their own ambitions to the ambition of Mr. President.
“Instead of running for the presidency on Saturday, they have directed all members and their supporters to vote for Mr. President.”
The candidates and parties who endorsed Buhari are, Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance APDA, Shittu Mohammed Kabiru, Independent Democrats, ID, Hon. Edozie Nnamdi Madu, Movement for Restoration and Defence of Democracy, MRDD, Danjuma Mohammed, Allied Peoples Movement, APM, Mamman Yusuf Naptali, and Save Nigeria Party, SNP, Ahmed Buhari,
Others are Mass Movement of Nigeria, MMN, Alhaji Isabi Dansaki, Advanced Congress of Democrats, ACD, Ikechukwu Nwokeafor, Yes Party, YP, Alistar Shoyode, Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party, ANDP, Charles Ughalli, United Peoples Congress, UPC, Kenneth Ibe Kalu, Nigeria Element Progressives Party, NEPP, Comrade Isiaka Paul Ebili and National Democratic Liberty Party, NDLP, Robinson Apu.
Adesina said, “So these 12 former candidates declared support for Mr. President. Mr. President was quite delighted, he applauded their unselfish nature. He added that if they wanted to deny him vote, they will still continue with the elections and people in their immediate environment, will vote for them and then deny him at least those votes.“So, the fact that they have come to pledge loyalty and have directed their supporters to vote Mr. President was a thing that President Buhari quite applauded.”
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