- The United Pastors for Good Governance Support in Nigeria has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election
- President Buhari will be facing former vice president Atiku Abubakar and other presidential candidates at the poll on Saturday, February 16
- The group calls on all Nigerians to cast their ballot for President Buhari because of his performance in office
President Muhammadu Buhari has been endorsed for the forthcoming 2019 general elections by the United Pastors for Good Governance Support in Nigeria (UPGSN).
The disclosure was made in Abuja on Wednesday, February 13, by the president of the group, Rev James Muya, Leadership reports.
Muya said: “We have gone through the allegations against Buhari and found out they are untrue. In case you were told that Buhari is an extremist, our finding and research has proven it wrong, that is why we are endorsing him for a second term.
According to the group, Buhari is the only president in Nigeria that continues with the 95 per cent abandoned projects of a previous administration.
Muya continued: “Today, we have seen a man who has been accused without proof. We are here to tell Nigerians that Buhari is a good leader, worthy leader and never had anything against Christians and Christianity. We endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari’s second tenure and we must stand and protect our votes."
The group made this decision after their meeting where they sided with the Pa Ayo Fasanmi-led faction of the group.
The southwest youths described Bola Tinubu as a leading Yoruba voice “and his patriotism and forthright leadership remains unparalleled in the present political history."
It said it was “impressed with the performance of Buhari in the areas of security, fighting corruption, improving the economy and the infrastructural development.”