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Voters may throw us stones if we present Buhari as our presidential candidate---APC

An All Progressives Congress group which goes under the
banner of Southern Mandate of Nigeria (SMN), sai Nigerians
will stone them at campaign grounds, if President
Muhammadu Buhari is presented as their presidential
National Coordinator of the group, Comrade Francis
Ikonomwan, in a statement made available to journalists in
Benin, Edo State, described the call b members of Buhari
Support Group on President Mohammadu Buhari to contes the
2019 election, as political sycophancy.
He described members of the Buhari Support Group as a
“bunch of people who do not mean well for our Party, AP and
Nigerians at large, but rather, they represent their selfish
Ikonomwan who noted that President Buhari has failed to
deliver on his campaign promises and so Nigerians can no
longer entrust him with the leadership of the country, urged
him to ignore such calls, adding that it is not i the interest of
the nation.
“We are saddened that these people are not sensitive to the
plight of Nigerians. The fact remains that Nigerians are not
happy with President Muhammadu Buhari and our party, the
“President Muhammadu Buhari has not been able to deliver on
his campaign promises. What has this administration to
campaign with in every sector of the economy or is it the fight
against corruption that has been swept under the carpet?
“Even the political leaders and the people who fought for his
emergence a President today have been abandoned and are
all lamenting today.
“There is a total disconnect between the people and the
President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. Poverty and
Hunger is now the order of the day in Nigeria as we speak. It
is getting obvious by the day that Nigerians can no longer trust
President Muhammadu Buhari with the leadership of this
“If APC fields Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate
in 2019, we are afraid that Nigerians may stone us at campaign
grounds. We may just end up giving the opposition party the
presidency in 2019 on a platter of gold.
“However, we wish to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to
ignore such call as it is not in the interest of Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s priority now should be how to
use the remainin part of his administration to deliver on our
campaign promises and do the needful by not indicating
interest to contest in 2019,” the statement said.

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