President Muhammad Buhari has been endorsed for a second term in office by a group of northern elders.
The elders under the umbrella of Kungiyar Dattawan Area Initiative, KDAI, on Saturday said the endorsement was triggered by Buhari’s achievements in the past four years, adding that its position was after a long and fruitful consultation with its members from all parts of the north.
They further dissociated themselves from the endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
General Paul Tarfa, retd, in a statement said, “We have unanimously decided to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as our choice in the forthcoming election.
“We have made this choice after a deep reflection into what President Buhari stands for in the history , politics, social and moral life of Nigeria at this time.
“In the last three and half years since he took over as President of this country, President Buhari and his administration waged a relentless fight against corruption in all aspects of our national life. That is why Nigerians should accord him another four years in office in order to push forward with the fight.
“This year’s election cycles is the first one in Nigeria which is not awash in money diverted from public treasuries. Nigerians are free to make their choices without negative and corrosive influence of money that was visible in many elections in the past.
“This is a very important development and we are confident that a fresh mandate for President Buhari will lead to better consolidation of all gains until it becomes the norm in this country.
“It is in view of the foregoing major achievements. The northern elders under the KDAI have disassociated ourselves from the endorsement of any candidate other than President Muhammadu Buhari.”