Grassroots Mobilisers for Buhari (GMB) and 59 different political-support teams have stated they’ve determined to withdraw their help for President Muhammadu Buhari forward of 2019 presidential elections.
The teams which claimed to have 5 million registered members comprising transport staff, tricycle and okada operators, marketmen amongst others stated they’d misplaced confidence within the capability of President Buhari to tug Nigeria out of the pity of poverty and underdevelopment.
The group’s coordinator, Yusuf Musa Ardo, informed journalists at a press convention in Abuja, that they determined to maneuver their help base to the Peoples Democratic (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, due to the plain failure of the current authorities.
He stated: “We purchased into the ‘change agenda’ of Buhari in 2015. We toured Nigeria, campaigning vigorously for his victory. We coordinated different help teams for APC and championed grassroots mobilisation of Nigerians.
“Regrettably, the federal government we put in place has failed to satisfy the guarantees it made to Nigerians. (So), it is going to be unwise to bolster the failures of this administration.”
The teams stated they had been sad that Nigeria has continued to attain low marks, significantly as regards poverty alleviation. “Nigeria’s financial system which was the fastest-growing financial system in Africa has gone comatose as a consequence of mismanagement.
“Nigerians are attacked and killed by unknown gunmen every day, whereas kidnapping instances (proceed to) rise considerably.
“Most worrisome is that Nigeria is now extra divided and acrimonious than ever earlier than, with its unity being threatened by nepotism and spiritual bigotry.
The teams additional alleged that: “Unemployment has risen to an alarming stage as an alternative of decreasing as was promised throughout 2015 campaigns. Hundreds of thousands of jobs are being misplaced quarterly, with many SMEs folding up as a consequence of unfriendly financial insurance policies and harsh enterprise atmosphere.
“To this finish, we have now determined to formally resign our membership of GMB and APC, and have to maneuver our help base to the PDP presidential candidate who’s extra examined and trusted.”