Members of one of the political parties that formed the All Progressive congress (APC) across 17 states of the Federation have declared their support for the National Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (r-APC), Engr. Buba Galadima.
The group, consisting core members of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), stated that Engr. Galadima has taken a bold step to express and expose their dissatisfaction and sufferings and that of Nigerians to the entire world.
In a statement Sunday in Abuja signed by the National Coordinator of the group under the aegis of Southern Mandate of Nigeria (SMN) Comrade Ikonomwan Francis, said the emergence of rAPC has given Nigerians hope and confidence for a better country, adding that citizens now have a formidable platform that can restore their lost hope.
According to Ikonomwan, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was signed recently by 39 political parties and the calibre of persons driving the coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) is a clear indication that Nigerians will absolutely be liberated from shackles of poverty and abandonment.
“We, core members of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) from the 17 Southern States of Nigeria under the Auspices of Southern Mandate of Nigeria (SMN) wish to enjoin Nigerians to commend the leadership of the RAPC for their Ability to increase their stake in the Nigerian Project.
“There is a huge out cry of hunger, killings, insecurity total disconnect between the people and the government. This calls for a formidable platform with aim of urgently rescuing our beloved Nation from the hands of those who have no vision for the Masses
“But Engr Buba Galadima has taken a bold step, to express and expose the dissatisfaction and sufferings of Nigerians to the entire world. Nigerians have never had it so bad economically, politically and security wise.”
“We made bold to say at this point in time, that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who worked against Mohammedu Buhari in 2007 & 2011 is now claiming to be more Buharist than some of us who brought Gen Mohammedu Buhari to make him a marketable Presidential Material that gave him victory in 2015
“We, Members of Southern Mandate of Nigeria (SMN) take an Exception to irresponsible statement credited to Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole the factional chairman, All Progressive Congress that the Authentic National Chairman Engr. Buba Galadima is inconsequential and that he has no fixed political address.
“How come Engr. Buba Galadima was one of the major people that Midwife the formation of the APC, if he has no fixed political Address? A critical appraisal of Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole political antecedents reveals that after his trade unionism,
he joined PDP, where he jumped ship to ANPP, later to Labour Party and finally to ACN where he contested and won as Governor of Edo State. Our Leader, Engr. Buba Galadima a known ally of President Mohammedu Buhari, is a man of strong character and politically very stable”.
“But Engr Buba Galadima has taken a bold step, to express and expose the dissatisfaction and sufferings of Nigerians to the entire world. Nigerians have never had it so bad economically, politically and security wise.” – Comrade Ikonomwan Francis