With just few days to the presidential election, a group loyal to President Goodluck Jonathan has asked him to be aware of some of his Ministers and aides, alleging that they were actually working for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The group called Coalition of Nigeria Leaders for Stability, CNLS, also stated it has passed a vote of no confidence on the APC presidential candidate, General Mohammadu Buhari on his recent comment not to probe past corrupt leaders and individuals from 1999 to date should he win the presidential election, saying the comment does not portray Buhari as a serious person who wants to fight corruption.
In a press conference in Abuja on Monday, the National Coordinator of the group, High Chief Mike Loyibo said that the group has thrown its support behind the re-election bid of the president.
He said: “We call on Mr. President and the PDP to be wary of those who claim to be working for his return as facts on ground has revealed that some Ministers and other personal aides in Jonathan’s government are seriously working for the APC. With this unacceptable act, it has shown that some of them are PDP in the day time and APC at night.
“As a group, we have have passed a vote of no confidence on the APC presidential flag bearer, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari over his recent comment not to probe people indicted for corrupt practices from 1999 till date.
“Nigerians should not be deceived by the antics of the APC because it is obvious that Buhari lacks the wherewithal to preside over the affairs of Nigeria. Nigerians should guide their votes jealously and vote for Jonathan, so that the ugly incident that happened in Lagos will it repeat itself.
“Therefore as a legitimate group, we have come to note that after a careful review of the activities and performance of the incumbent administration of Dr. Jonathan, particularly, the laudable and painstaking transformation in key sectors of the Nigerian economy such as the unbundling of the power sector, revamping of the agricultural sector and the courage to give a new lease of life to both the aviation and the rail sectors as well as uncommon courage to convoke the national conference among other mouth watering achievements, we have decided to throw our weight behind the reelection bid of our impeccable and respected icon of our generation, His Excellency, President Goodluck Jonathan.
Also speaking, another leader of the group, retired Major-General Andrew Audu stated that Nigeria needed continuity to ensure consolidation of Jonathan’s achievements.
“We need stability, we need continuity. Any disconnect will from these will not augur well for the country”, he said.
He also asked those threatening violence to desist from making such utterances, stressing that Nigeria was bigger that every individual.