President Muhamamdu Buhari has been endorsed by 12 members of the Forum of Presidential Candidates of political parties for good governance.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the 12 members subordinated their own ambitions to that of President Buhari, instead of running for the presidency on Saturday.
Adesina said the 12 presidential candidates had directed all their members and supporters to vote for President Buhari in Saturday’s election.
The candidates and parties who endorsed Buhari are, Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), Shittu Mohammed Kabiru; Independent Democrats, Hon. Edozie, Nnamdi Madu; Movement for Restoration and Defence of Democracy, Danjuma Mohammed; Allied Peoples Movement, Mamman, Yusuf Naptali, and Save Nigeria Party, Ahmed Buhari.
Others are Mass Movement of Nigeria, Alhaji Isabi Dansaki; Advanced Congress of Democrats, Ikechukwu Nwokeafor; Yes Party, Alistar Shoyode; Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party, Charles Ughalli; United People’s Congress, Kenneth, Ibe Kalu; Nigeria Element Progressives Party, Comrade Isiaka Paul Ebili and National Democratic Liberty Party, Robinson Apu.
“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 would still continue with the elections and people in their immediate environment, would 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 quit applauded.”