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ADP backs Obasanjo’s letter to President Buhari BySamson Atekojo Usman

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has backed former President, Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter which asked President Muhammadi not to contest 2019 general election. This was contained in astatement
issued to newsmen by the ADP Lagos Spokesman, Prince Adelaja Adeoye in Lagos on Tuesday, adding that those who endorsed President Buhari for second term have taken sychophancy too far.The party said, “despitethe wanton killings and destruction of lives andproperty in many parts of the country, the unending queues at fuel stations, the loss of almost seventeen million jobs according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and consequently the excruciating effect of poverty, some callous individuals loitering around the seat of power are working tirelessly to foist on thepeople, a man who has clearly failed in every area of governance; a man who has plunged the country into social and economic catastrophe.”ADP said Nigerians must not be cowed intosubmission via media propaganda, stating that Buhari is no longerpopular in Nigeria. The party said that even in the North, Buhari’s popularity has dropped massively because of poverty, pain and anguish experienced bythe people.It said, “it is disheartening that despite the killings in Igbo land and the clear marginalization complained by its people, some selfish politicians who called themselves APC leaders are asking for asecond term for Buhari”, wondering what would be their campaign manifesto for Buhari in the region.The party argues that for those seven governors who had earlier endorsed him, it was clear that they were seeking for political survival come 2019.The party, however, asked Nigerians to be wary of the lies they used in 2015 to bamboozle them, with some of such remarks making a return in statements like “Daura Youths Promise to Buy Nomination Form for Buhari.”ADP said Buhari must heed to the voice of reasoning now that the ovation is still loud, thateven his wife, children and former colleague inthe army has come out to openly ask him not to run in 2019.The party has urged those who are endorsing the presidentto rather start making preparations in order tohelp him pack his belongings back to Daura when he is defeated by the collective will of Nigerians in 2019 should he refuse to heed warnings becausehis government has clearly failed to live up to expectations.