The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday assured President Muhammadu Buhari of Yoruba support, saying South- West support for the President and APC government is unshaken.
Speaking at the South-West zonal meeting of National Committee of Buhari Support Groups (NCBSG) in Lagos, Tinubu who was represented by the APC National Vice Chairman (South-West), Chief Pius Akinyelure; said Buhari’s government will not relent in its effort to ensure turn around of Nigeria’s economy.
“South-West support for Buhari is unshaken despite the various challenges in the country, which we believe the present government is addressing. There is no doubt that there is no party in Nigeria that can surpass APC’s achievements in office.
“We are doing the best we can with the little resources we have to move the nation forward. We need people’s support to turn things around in the country,” he said. In his response, President Buhari, who was represented by Senator Ajayi Boroffice, charged Nigerians toward positive change in the country, adding that the change message must be carried to all the nooks and crannies of Nigeria.
Also speaking, Senator Adesoji Akande said he is fully in support of the Buhari administration, adding that the incumbent government has done a lot to address some of the problems facing the country and implored Nigerians to continue to support the APC administration.
In a related development, the leadership of the APC in Edo State has ratified the suspension of some key leaders of the party in Uhunmwode Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
Among those whose suspension were lifted by the state executive include former Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Mr. Samson Osagie, former chairman of the Local Government, Roland Alari, Josef Omorotionwa and 27 others. The party had slammed the suspension on the members for anti-party activities.
The suspension was ratified in a letter signed by the state Secretary of the party, Chief Osaro Idah. The party leaders were alleged to have worked against their party in the September 28, 2016 governorship election.