The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has said it would support any candidate who has a strong philosophy, ideology and feasible Nigerian agenda for the upcoming elections in 2023.
The BMO chairman, Mr Niyi Akinsiju, said this while fielding questions at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Forum in Abuja.
Akinsiju said that the decision to support the candidate or the party, would be based on the organisation’s collective conviction.
He said the organisation was solidly behind Buhari today because it bought into his philosophy and knew he would impact Nigeria.
He, however, reiterated that the group was not a political machinery or vendor to be used by any politician or political party to realise their selfish ambition.
“Nigeria has always been the priority of the group and it would remain the organisation’s major agenda and not any person’s political ambition pusher.
“As 2023 is fast approaching, politicians have started self-preserving their political ambition and the dynamics of politics has started changing.
“This is because the focus is now on whom and what party would succeed President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“The country would begin to experience a lot of engagements; while some may have negative derivatives others would have positive ones.
“But at the end of it all, Nigeria is a democratic nation and its politics must be carried out with a people centered agenda,’’ he said.
Akinsiju said that the group was already reviewing the next step to take in 2023, which was a people oriented step that would advance the course of Nigeria.
According to him, the organisation is satisfied with Buhari’s performance and is confident that by the time he exits office, Nigeria will be a better place.
“We would support a candidate with exceptional character and philosophy. So our focus and attention is on Nigeria first,’’ he said.
He said that the group was already on the lookout for a leader with philosophies on growing national values, transparency and looking out for others and growth of the poor.
Akinsiju said these qualities of the incumbent president were what endeared the group to him and which led the organisation into voluntarily championing his course and amplifying his candidacy that gave him victory. (NAN)