Transparent Democracy and Good Government for Nigeria (TransDGGN), a not-for-profit organization based in the United States of America, has endorsed General Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), for the presidency at next month’s election.
A statement by Dr. Emmanuel Abiodun Dada, the Founder and President of TransDGGN, USA, said the unanimous decision to endorse the candidacy of Buhari was taken at the group’s extraordinary meeting held last Sunday.
It explained that the group took the position for three main reasons:
President Goodluck Jonathan has failed woefully to lead Nigeria with dignity, integrity and honor which is required of the office of the president, and under his watch, Nigeria has become a failed state.
In 2014, according to global terrorism index, Nigeria ranked 4th worse than Syria and only better than Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. General Buhari has the experience to tackle terrorism (Boko Haram and others).
Index Mundi, has projected that unemployment will increase by 2% annually in Nigeria. Statistics have shown that in 2011, the unemployment rate in Nigeria was 23.9% compared to 4.9% in 2009.
“We firmly believe that election of the duo of General Buhari and Professor Yemi Osinbajo is not only critical for the restoration of dignity and honor of Nigeria but also to create equal opportunities for all, address the problem of youth unemployment and, restore peace and tranquility to Nigeria,” TransDGGN said.
It also expressed the confidence that General Buhari will address the problem of corruption which has become a hydra headed monster permeating all the facet of our society, as he is a tested man with a track record of discipline and excellence.
“Overall, we endorse and support the aspiration of General Muhammadu Buhari as the next President not because he’s a saint or he hasn’t made mistakes in the past but the level of corruption, impunity and mediocrity in Nigeria today which is unprecedented has made him the preferred candidate among all the aspirants,” the group said.
TransDGGN asserted that General Buhari has the integrity, experience and competence to effectively discharge the duties of president as prescribed in the Constitution and restore Nigeria back to her pride of place as the true giant of Africa, both in words and deeds.
“We believe supporting the election of General Buhari as the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a noble cause and hereby call on all Nigerian men and women of voting age to join the cause for positive change in Nigeria by going out to vote on February 14th to elect General Muhammadu Buhari and Professor Yemi Osinbajo to the office of the president and vice president respectively of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The time to salvage Nigeria from rot is now and we shall continue to work with other groups that share our aspirations for a better Nigeria, for ultimate victory of Gen. Buhari at the poll.
TransDGGN, USA was founded in 2010 with membership of patriotic Nigerians cutting across different sectors of the US economy.
Via Sahara Reporters