Members of the defunct Congress for Progressives Congress (CPC) on the platform of Southern Mandate of Nigeria (SMN) has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari, to disregard any call on him to seek a second term in office.
The group while expressing sadness at the call by the leaders of Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) said “The fact remains that Nigerians are not happy with President Muhammadu Buhari and our party the APC.”
In a statement signed in Abuja Sunday by the SMN national coordinator, Comrade Ikonomwan Francis, described the action of the pro-Buhari’s organisation as “political Sycophancy who do not mean well for our Party APC and Nigerians at large.”
The statement read: “We members of the defunct CPC from the seventeen southern states of Nigeria, under the auspices of Southern Mandate of Nigeria ( SMN) wish to describe the call by members of BUHARI Support Group for President Mohammadu Buhari to contest in 2019, as political sycophancy who do not mean well for our Party APC and Nigerians at large, but rather, they represent their selfish interest
“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 APC.”
According to the statement, “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 as president today have been abandoned and are all lamenting today including themselves (members of the Buhari Support Organisation).
“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 day that Nigerians can no longer trust President Muhammadu Buhari with the leadership of this country.”
The ex-CPC group, a political party formed by President Buhari before it merged with APC, added that: “the President’s priority now should be how to use the remaining part of his administration to deliver on our campaign promises and do the needful by not indicating interest to contest in 2019.”