Governor Abubakar Sani Bello on Monday said the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to seek for re-election in 2019 has rekindled hope and reassured Nigerians that the restoration agenda, the war against corruption and enthronement of good governance for the country will sail safely to coast.
The governor commended this decision shortly after President Buhari told the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of his intention to contest the presidential election next year in a statement signed by his Coordinator, Media and Publicity, Jide Orintunsin.
Governor Sani-Bello noted that the President pronouncement has rekindled the hope of average Nigerians for a better tomorrow.
“It was so heart warming when Mr. President today told members of the national executive committee (NEC) of our great party of his intention to seek for re-election. This is the brightest moment for our country. A moment that has rekindled the hope of our people. A moment that has reaffirmed that all the good works, the good initiatives of Mr. President that saw us out of economic recession the country was plunged into by mismanagement of past administration will now be sustained to take us to the desired enviable position among the commity of nations.
“By this pronouncement, President Muhammadu Buhari has exhibited high sense of a good leadership. He has shown that he listens to the yearnings of millions of Nigerians who called on him to continue the good work he started since 2015. He would have dashed the hope of teeming Nigerians, especially the younger ones who are looking up to him, if he has turned down this call to serve.
“The onus is now on all good and well meaning Nigerians to rally round our President and ensure that the reactionary forces of the opposition and agents of doom are not allowed to dash the much cherish hope we all have in the new emerging Nigeria by doing the needful during the next general election.
“We cannot afford to go back to the dark days of extravagency and impunity. President Muhammadu Buhari has changed the game, he has brought sanity to governance, the war against insurgency is nearing logical conclusion and our economy is improving. Prosterity will not forgive us as a people if we allow this golden opportunity to slip off our hands. Mr. President has declared, we have to do the needful as a people by supporting him,” Gov. Sani Bello advised.