Buhari Beats Atiku Inside Presidential Villa, Coasting To Victory

President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate defeated Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Presidential Villa polling unit.

He beat his closest rival, Mr. Abubakar by more than 40 votes at the villa during the elections that held on Saturday, 23 February even as results began to trickle in from across the country.

At the Presidential Villa polling unit 021, President Buhari won the votes by 47 votes. He polled 552 as against Mr Abubakar’s 505 votes but at Police Affairs PU, 022, Mr. Abubakar garnered 525 votes to President Buhari’s 465 votes.

It would be recalled that former President Goodluck Jonathan lost both polling units in 2015 when he sought reelection against President Buhari.
Results from across the country shows that incumbent, President Buhari, is in a comfortable lead with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, expected to announce results latest Monday.

President Buhari who had contested the presidential election on three previous occasions before winning the 2015 polls has vowed to take Nigeria to the Next Level with promises of more infrastructure, jobs, security and economic growth.

He is seeking election alongside his Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo who voted at the Victoria Garden City in Lagos.

President Buhari has led in most of the polls conducted locally and internationally, confirming the outcome of the elections.

The incumbent president has scored big points at his polling unit in Daura, Katsina state as well as in the polling unit of Mr. Abubakar.

At his Sarkin Yara ward A in Daura, he polled 523 votes to Mr. Abubakar’s paltry three votes. He then went on to defeat his challenger at his own polling unit, PU 012, Ajiya Ward, Yola.

President Buhari’s APC got 186, 19 more votes than Mr. Abubakar’s 167 votes but one of his biggest victory came at the polling unit of former President Olusegun Obasanjo who is supporting Mr. Abubakar and has been a staunch critic of President Buhari.

He defeated his opponent by a very comfortable margin garnering 87 votes as against Mr. Atiku’s 18 votes at the polling unit in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

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Yoruba Groups Blame Atiku, Saraki For Attacks On Osinbajo

A coalition of 45 Pan Yoruba groups has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki for the shooting incidence during Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’ s visit to local communities in Ilorin, Kwara State.

The groups describe the attack as an assassination attempt on the Vice President.

In a statement on Friday, the groups which earlier issued a proclamation supporting Osinbajo said the PDP leading politicians are plotting to harm and eliminate the Vice President.

It said Atiku and Saraki were desperate to portray Prof Osinbajo-s visit to Alamu Aluko in Ilorin as riotous and violent so as to fuel the impression that he was an unwanted guest in Kwara State.

The Pan Yoruba groups also accused the Government of Kwara State of complicity in the armed attack against the VP saying that as the host, the Kwara State Governor should have provided adequate security instead of exposing the VP to death by the gun. Two people were shot during the organised and premeditated incidence

” The atack on the Vice President Prof Osinbajo at Ilorin is nothing but an assassination attempt. We hold the PDP leaders represented by Atiku and his soul mate Saraki responsible for the dastardly and cowardly acts. From reports available to us, there was a conscious effort to kill the VP in order to put his victory and that of his party on Saturday in disarray and further hurt the Yoruba Nation”, the statement signed by Diran Obalola of Ibile Movement, Raham Adekunle of Oodua Peoples Congress, (OPC), Wale Balogun of Yoruba Revolutiinary Movement, (YOREM) Ayodele Rasaq, Assistant Secretary, Oodua Nationalist Coalition, (ONAC) and leaders of 42 other groups.

The groups described the incidence as a rehearsal of PDP plots in the coming days.

It described Atiku and Saraki as notorious for their hate and prejudice against the Yoruba people adding that it is a known fact that Atiku, Saraki and the current PDP national leadership hate the Yoruba with unhidden bitterness.

The groups said ” We are watching with keen interest the plot against the Yoruba Nation by the PDP leadership. It is not a new plot. The latest armed attack in the VP by PDP thugs was a clear attempt by Atiku, Saraki and his thugs to kill the VP.

It shows the level of desperation and wicked determination to set Nigeia on the path of anarchy”

It said “Atiku, Saraki and their tendency represent evil, murder and all known atrocious cultures. We warn that Atiku, Saraki
and their cronies will be held responsible if anything happens to the VP”

The group again reiterated it’s determination to resist plans by the opposition to create post election chaos

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Breaking: Mimiko, Akala Endorse Buhari For Re-Election

The re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received a significant boost with his endorsement by the immediate Ondo State governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko and a former governor of Oyo State, Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala.

Impeccable sources disclosed that the two South West political forces made have at different fora directed their supporters to troop out en masse on Saturday, February 23 to cast their vote for President Buhari as a measure to take Nigeria to the ‘Next Level’, in line with the campaign slogan of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Although not an APC member, Mimiko who had previously eyed Buhari’s seat on the platform of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) said Buhari remained the surest path for Nigeria to regain its greaatness through genuine and visible infrastructural development and reduce corruption.

He enjoined his supporters to leave nothing to chances by showing aparthy during the Saturday presidential election which he admonished them to give to the All progressives Congress (APC)’s presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari.

Meanwhile in Ogbomoso, the former Oyo State govenor said his decision to back the incumbent APC government to remain in power at the central was borne out of his belief that the Buhari meant well for the country.

Akala, a former chieftain of the APC and governorship candidate of the African Democratic Party (ADP) in the state stated that he remained convinced that no other leader has the vision and patriotism to pull Nigeria from the brink of collapse today like Buhari.

He therefore appealed to his supporters vote in the Saturday elections as a display of patriotism and only way to guarantee a formidable future for them and the coming generations.

Akala who fell out with the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi over political differences leading to the removal of his son, Olamiju as the chairman of Ogbomoso North local government said that would not deter him from making the right decisions.

The Ogbomoso-born politician stated that his personal differences with the governor would not undermine in any way, his love for the President or his commitment to see his retain his job.

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Ignore PDP’s Fake News, Osinbajo Will Never Resign – Group

A political group has urged Nigerians to ignore the fake news that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has resigned from his position.

The Initiative to Save Democracy (ISD) described the unscrupulous rumour as the desperation of the Peoples Democratic Party to stir unnecessary controversy in the South West of Nigeria.

President of ISD, Sunday James Akinloye, urged Nigerians especially Yorubas to shun all fake news emanating from the PDP. “This is completely laughable. How can some people concoct a story that is entirely false, sending thousands of Nigerians into frenzy over nothing?

“This shows that the PDP is desperate and they will stop at nothing to lay their hands on Nigeria’s treasury but their plans will not work, in fact, it is dead on arrival.

Akinloye stressed that Nigerians must be wary of any story from PDP because they are the masters of fake news. “They claimed in 2015 that President Muhammadu Buhari was going to Islamize Nigeria once he is voted in but we found that that is a lie.

“They claimed he was Jubril from Sudan and they even claimed that he could not stand or campaign for himself but the man has proven them wrong over and over again.

“The PDP is a destructive party and nothing good can come out of them. The foundation of PDP is faulty and the only thing they know is propaganda and lies even to the detriment of the lives of many Nigerians.

Akinloye urged Nigerians to ensure that the PDP is permanently shut out from Nigeria’s treasury for the progress and good of the country.

“They have said it, they want to enrich themselves and their friends, and they do not care about the common man on the street.

“They say they want to come and share the money, we must not allow that to happen. We must be steadfast in the slow and steady path we have embarked upon.

Quoting the Bible, Akinloye said Nigerians must understand that what we sow, is what we will reap. “If we sow Atiku and his corruption, then we will reap hardship from this evil seed. We must be careful what we wish for.

He urged Nigerians to disregard the UK, US and EU, stressing that they are only after their selfish interests. “Before President Buhari came on board all our looted monies were stashed in banks in the UK, US and EU.

“Since President Buhari was elected not only have we stopped laundering our monies to these countries, we are demanding that they return the money with them.

“They are not happy that Nigeria is on the path to prosperity, they want us to perpetually be under them asking for grants and loans.

He urged all Nigerians to vote overwhelming for the APC because that is the only party that can assure us of progress. “Our forefathers say that a good name is better than silver and gold. We must always remember this, always,” he said.

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Bad Faith: BMO Slams PDP’s Reaction To Buhari’s Comment

The People’s Democracy Party’s hasty response to President Buhari’s comments that ballot snatchers and thugs who intend to disrupt elections be dealt with ruthlessly shows that the Party only had plans to rig the elections and its only chance at victory has been taken from it, the Buhari Media Organisation has said.

The group in a statement signed by Niyi Akinsiju and Cassidy Madueke, its Chairman and Secretary Respectively stated that the PDP had deliberately misinterpreted the statement of the President claiming that it was calling for violence, knowing full well it was not.

“The People’s Democratic Party knew exactly what the President was talking about, but chose to deliberately misinterpret the President. Anyone who has no plan to rig the elections has no need to fear the consequences of the actions of ballot snatchers and thugs on the day of elections.”

“But being that the PDP had already put on its roadmap and strategy, ballot snatching and thuggery, especially in strongholds of President Buhari, it is worried that the lives of those it has engaged to thwart Nigeria’s elections can no longer be guaranteed.”

The group noted that the PDP had no plans whatsoever in participating in a peaceful and lawful elections hence they have been thrown aback by the President’s stance that he would not tolerate the actions of those who sought to snatch ballot boxes and unleash thuggery during the elections.

“In the last 16 years of our democracy, elections have been marred by the violence of thugs and ballot snatchers, innocent people have lost their lives and so many others have been injured due to the activities of these thugs, President Buhari’s directive to security agencies is one that is saying that those needless deaths and injuries must be put to an end by bringing those who perpetrate electoral violence to book.”

The group noted that the PDP had never valued the lives of Nigerian citizens hence they were rather concerned about the welfare of their thugs than the well-being of ordinary Nigerians.

“President Buhari understands the need for peaceful elections in order for people to exercise their franchise, any person who intends to make this peace impossible would be dealt with ruthlessly.”

The group called on the PDP for once to align themselves with civility.

“We understand that the PDP is jittery and afraid, as they had only visited 19 States out of 36 States and the FCT, thereby leaving out 18 States, the only alternative they had was to rig, and disrupt the elections, now that has been thwarted by President Buhari.”

The group commended the President for taking this stance against thugs and ballot snatchers, noting that Nigerians who wanted peaceful elections and who valued lives of voters were fully with him.

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APC Assures Observers Of Safety During Election

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) says the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari against ballot box snatchers is in good faith.

Briefing journalists in Abuja, the National Chairman of the party Mr Adams Oshiomhole, said those condemning the directive are ignorant of the good intentions of the president to protect the voters and the ballots.

Mr. Oshiomhole argued that those who had no plans to disrupt the process should have nothing to worry about.

He said it would be unfair after deploying so much national resources to allow some overzealous individuals undermine people’s mandate.

Mr. Oshiomhole assured local and foreign observers of their safety throughout the process.

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Iran Backing Atiku Over Shiites’ Interest In Nigeria – Group

The Sunnah Group of Nigeria (SGN) has adduced reasons why the Islamic Republic of Iran is backing the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for the Saturday, February 23 elections.

The group revealed how Atiku’s link with the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shia or Shiites, has earned him a wide range of supports from the gulf country.

A press statement by SGN’s coordinator of Daawah, Muntaka Kafinsoli, said that the PDP presidential candidate is currently exploiting the situation in order to curry electoral favour from the Shiites nationwide even as he is said to have received funding from the Islamic Republic of Iran days ago to prosecute the 2019 election campaigns.

“Atiku is now exploiting the national security challenge by embracing Shiites and their deadly ideologies in order to score cheap political point. He is employing their support to win the election and release their detained members at the detriment of peace and harmony.

“We all know that the Islamic Movement in Nigeria constitutes public nuisance and threat to national peace and security. Therefore, anyone sympathetic to their cause could as well be an accomplice. We therefore urge security agencies to get to the roots of this matter immediately.

“He is getting financial aids as we speak and other logistics supports to actualise his ambition and serve the interests of Shiites and ultimately the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is the financial of the sect. This will be an assault on Nigeria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” they added.

It will be recalled that the Shiites movement in Nigeria has been having a running battle with the Federal Government over the former’s disregard for the constituted authorities and holding religious beliefs and activities inimical to national security.

Also, the IMN’s overall leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has been in detention since December 2015 after his followers prevented the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai, from passing in Zaria, a situation which led to a fracas that broke out and attendant loss of lives.

Zakzakky is currently facing trial before a Kaduna State High Court since May 15, 2018, over alleged culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and public disturbance.

Since his arrest, his followers including others, who are sympathetic to Shiites’ cause, have been protesting and demanding for his release, a development that had turned out to be fatal at different times in the past, leading to loss of lives and property.

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Buhari Is True Democrat, Not Blood Thirsty – Group Replies Atiku, Secondus

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alh. Atiku Abubakar and the chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus have been warned to play their politics with modicum of decency without degrading the person of the president and the office he occupies.

The APC Vote Monitor Volunteers (AVMV) stated this while reacting to comments made by the two PDP leaders at its special National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja where the duo described President Muhammadu Buhari as power monger and blood thirsty.

A statement issued on Tuesday by the spokesperson of the political group, Mr. Kazeem Jokanola said the outburst by the two PDP leaders were petty and unnecessary.?

“It is sad that the PDP presidential candidate who once served as the Vice President of this country and one who is aspiring to occupy the higher one would stoop this low in his desperation to hoodwink electorate to disclaim the democratic pedigree of the President to score cheap political point.

Jokanola said; “it is shameful that the PDP Chairman does not even remember how the government headed by his party in the past handled many killings during its terrible reign. Nigerians saw a government under the PDP that does not care about lives.”

He wondered how a president who was fiercely opposed with such unprecedented security challenges, most of which were politically orchestrated, and whose government has been responding by protecting more lives than previous governments could be so described by Secondus.

The group warned the PDP chieftains to be mindful of such utterances against the person and the referred office of the President of the Federal republic of Nigeria currently being occupied by President Buhari.

“Obviously, the PDP flagbearer and their chairman are displaying frustrations and one can sympathise with them, sensing the inevitability of the defeat looming before them on Saturday, hence this resort to desecrate the highest office in the country. ?

He said the opposition party should stop giving false assurances that electoral violence peddlers and ballot box snatchers would go unpunished.

Jokanola assured that the security agencies would protect lives of Nigerians but warned that election riggers and ballot box snatchers who want to force their way by foisting unpopular choices on the people should steer clear of voting booths of face the wrath of the law.

“The PDP Chairman who boasted that his party was not interested in snatching ballot boxes should be reechoing the warning made by the President if they have no sinister motives.

“Why is the PDP afraid as if it is only by hijacking ballot boxes and writing figures as usual was all it had to win the elections? If they have said they were not ballot box snatchers then, they should be on the same page with the President and walk the talk by staying away from snatching ballot boxes and other electoral offenses,” Jokanola stressed.
On the protection of life, the spokesperson said the PDP needed to be reminded that President Buhari has the record of responding positively and better to unfortunate killings across the country than previous administrations before him.

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How Atiku Abubakar Plotted To Rig The February 16th Presidential Election

Abuja based Citizens Response Centre (CRC) has obtained exclusive information and classified documents detailing an elaborate plot by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to compromise and rig the 2019 Presidential election.

In one of the uncovered documents deceptively captioned “Projections”, the Atiku team allocated votes to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar (PDP) and President Mohammed Buhari (APC) zone by zone and state by state including the FCT.

Investigation and credible information gathered from anonymous sources privy to the plot revealed that this was part of an elaborate and well coordinated strategy to rig the election in favour of the PDP candidate. According to the sources, it was a “plan B after the firm contracted by the Atiku team had turned in a very bleak report on the chances of the candidate defeating the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari in a free and fair contest at the polls”.

The sophisticated plan entailed hacking into the INEC data base and feeding in already concocted figures. This would match doctored results from compromised Resident Electoral Commissioners and INEC staff.

Further investigation revealed that this was one of the reasons why the PDP desperately insisted on electronic transmission of results through a last minute ammedment of the Electoral Act spearheaded by Senate President Bukola Saraki whose political future lies heavily on an Atiku victory.

It was revealed that part of the grand plan was to compromise some INEC officials. Credible information indicate that as much as $1M was earmarked for some Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in selected states especially in the South East and South South.

The elaborate plot also included carting away of PVCs from some selected INEC offices and setting the offices ablaze thereafter to cover the tracks.

Electronic Card Readers were to be pre-programmed while huge amounts were budgeted to bribe INEC adhoc staff and security agents at the polling units.

In addition, ballot papers already in their possession would be thumb printed and result sheets filled all in advance to back up the already manufactured figures.

With these done and after compromising the INEC system through a combination of technology and complicit INEC officials, Atiku Abubakar would be declared the winner and the onus would then be on the loser to go to the Tribunal according to the plot.

Investigations also revealed that this was the point where the now suspended Chief Justice of the Federation would have come into the picture according to the grand plot. The CJN with the resources to be put at his disposal would ultimately bring his weight to bear to ensure that the election result was sustained.

It is not clear whether these revelations played a role in the postponement of the election scheduled for 16th February but there are clear indications that the top heirachy of INEC is aware of this grave plot.

The Atiku camp is said to have been thrown into deep confusion by the unravelling of their plot and the postponement of the election but “they are frantically exploring other options” according to the sources.

All eyes are now on the electoral Commission and its Chairman to see what they will do about the compromised INEC Resident Electoral Commissioners and other staff and forestall any other plot by the PDP candidate to ensure a credible election on the rescheduled date of February 23rd 2019.

Citizens Response Centre

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Election Postponement: INEC Lifts Suspension On Campaign

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says political parties can resume their campaigns ahead of the rescheduled elections.

The commission gave the directive after its meeting in Abuja on Monday.

Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, had earlier said no resumption of campaign activities despite the postponement of the presidential and national assembly elections by one week.

But after the meeting of INEC officials, the commission said political parties and candidates can continue campaign activities till Thursday midnight.

The Cable

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2019: Electoral Violence Looms As Group Laments Former INEC Commissioner’s Plans To Rig For Saraki Dynasty

The Harmony progressives’ forces has expressed concerns over possible electoral violence in Ilorin west constituency over the public declaration of a Former INEC commissioner, Dr Nasir Ayilara to rig for Saraki’s dynasty at the upcoming polls.

Mr Abdulwaheed Jabar, the group’s spokesperson disclosed that frustrations have been building up in the communities over the irresponsible and insensitive words credited to Dr Nasir who was known to be a core loyalist of the Senate President who is contesting for the Senate seat of Kwara central for the third time.

Jabar revealed that there were widespread confirmed report that Dr Nasir Ayilara being a former INEC commissioner for eight years and having recruited many of Saraki foot soldiers to the commission during his service years in Ilorin West was responsible for delisting many applicants for the INEC Ad-hoc staff while those who never applied were given appointment letter.

This unprofessional and awful act of Dr Nasir was made possible as he was believed to have high profile contacts at the state commission office. Jabar mentioned that Dr Nasir was strategically positioned to coordinate buying of PVCs in Ilorin West where PDP were banking on to win but the wave of the opposition party in the axis kept soaring higher which infuriates the state power to be more careful and watchful.

The spokesman revealed further that Dr Nasir Ayilara had to summon his personal AD-Hoc recruits last week where he promised them more money from Saraki fondly called “Leader” tasking them to ensure PDP victory at all cost.

To further heat up the polity, he declared full support vowing to deliver at the polls even with his life while opposition political parties have vehemently promised to resist the move. The political temperature has flared up in the communities which is brewing a looming violence if unchecked.

“It is therefore necessary to sound this to the entire world that Ilorin West may experience violent clashes as residents are now living in fears, the peaceful atmosphere have being overheated by umpires who are supposed to be neutral in the electioneering process while our political actors keep directing the tempo”

“We call on INEC to specifically investigate the nefarious act of its former commissioner, Dr. Nasir Ayilara who was also indicted by a police probe panel to have benefitted from the N23 billion bribe during 2015 elections and to beam searchlight on the activities of its AD-hoc staff with partisan interest at the upcoming polls”

Finally, Jabar called on the New Kwara Commissioner of Police to nipped this looming violence in the bud to forestall violence which if unchecked could lead to a state of emergency in the state”.

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Tijjaniya Movement Tells Its Followers Nationwide To Vote For President Buhari

The Tijjanniya group, another major Islamic sect with millions of followers across Nigeria and beyond, has endorsed the candidature of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari.

The spokesperson of the group, who is also the chairman of SUFI (Stand Up For Integrity) movement of the Tijjanniya, Timasaniyu Ahmed-Rufai, announced the group’s endorsement of the president’s re-election bid in the Feb. 16 presidential election.

The Tijjanni endorsement came barely a month after a major Islamic group, the Jama’atul Izalatul Bidi’a Waikamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS), one of the largest Islamic societies in Nigeria, Chad, Niger, and Cameroon, had endorsed President Buhari for a second term in office.

Dr Ibrahim Jalo Jalingo, the Leader of the committee of preachers of the JIBWIS , had on Jan. 11, at a Colloquium in Jimeta, Yola, announced the adoption of the president for the Feb. 16 presidential elections.

Ahmed-Rufai explained that the group resolved to endorse President Buhari because he had been tested and could be trusted for another four years in office.

He said: “At times likes this, people of goodwill must rise to the clarion call to command what is good and abhor evil. A time when Nigeria is presented with a choice of who can be entrusted with the leadership of this great country.

“Thank God, we are old enough and informed enough to know the antecedents of Mr. President, Muhammadu Buhari, and his character traits.

“We bear witness that he is a Man of Integrity and a National Patriot, the likes of whom are few in Nigeria of today amongst the past and present leaders.

“Prior to his ascension as the Civilian President in 2015, Nigeria was a Pariah Nation and a laughing stock amongst the committee of Nations. Despite the huge resources that accrued to the nation, the Government of then was known for its uncommon crave for corruption and ineptitude.

“Little wonder then why for the first time, a sitting President was convincingly defeated, despite the incumbency privileges.’’

According to him, a new foundation is being laid, new values for accountability and good governance are being instituted and a new economy based on the non-oil sector is gradually taking the center stage under the Buhari administration.

He further noted that the scourge of insecurity and kidnapping was being tackled and militancy had been brought under control, while Boko haram, which previously controlled 14 local government areas in the North-East had been degraded, with no single area now under them.

Ahmed-Rufai also noted that labour-related crises were being resolved and the “GDP growth is very encouraging’’.

He further observed that a brand new Cancer Center at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) had been completed and inaugurated in Lagos.

“With eight million tons of harvest as at today, Nigeria is the largest producer of maize in Africa; this figure is bound to increase as more people takes to farming.

“Indeed contribution of agriculture to non-oil GDP is in excess of N240billion,’’ he added. He commended the Buhari administration for the completion of the Abuja – Kaduna; Itakpe – Warri; Lagos – Abeokuta  and the Abuja metro railway projects,  adding that “the rail lines are coming and Nigerians are connecting again.’’

Ahmed-Rufai also expressed delight over the way and manner the Buhari administration was tackling the problem of corruption in the country, saying that “surgery is ongoing in the fight against Corruption.

“The untouchables are feeling the heat, convictions are being obtained and a number of them are behind bars, while a lot are fugitives in foreign lands, running away from home where they once held sway.

“Corruption is a virus and a plague and we all must fight against it,  alongside with President Buhari.’’

He said: “On the strength of the above, arising from the need to consolidate on the achievements of the president, we, the adherents of the Tijjaniya SUFI order nationwide hereby declare our total commitment to the re-election of President Buhari, come Feb. 16, 2019.

“We equally call on all Nigerians voters to cast their votes for Mr. President to guarantee a future for our country, while laying a good foundation that our children can be proud of.”

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