- The Buhari Media Support Group has reacted to the Coalition for Nigeria Movement, newly formed by ex-president Obasanjo
- The president’s supporters described the group as “old wine in a new bottle,” and urged Nigerians not to allow themselves be used
- The group further lauded President Buhari for achieving a lot during his administration, despite being faced with huge challenges
A supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, Kailani Muhammad, has described members of the newly formed Coalition for Nigeria Movement as “old wine in a new bottle.”
He made his comments on Thursday, February 1, in Abuja at a one-day interaction session organised by the Buhari Media Support Group in coalition with other Buhari and Osinbajo support groups from across the country.
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NAIJ.com gathers that Muhammad added that the coalition would not make any head way, stressing that Nigerians should not allow themselves to be used.
“We have come of age, and we must not allow ourselves to be taken for granted, we must come together to take our destiny in our hands," he said.
Also speaking, Austin Braimoh, chairman of Buhari Media Support Group, earlier said the event was to rub minds on the Buhari administration, its achievements and for its members to give an opinion on it.
“We are here to rub minds and to collectively look at what President Buhari has done in the last two years and to agree if he should be re-elected based on his achievements,” he said.
He added that while the Buhari administration had been faced with great challenges, it had achieved a lot, saying that the administration was well focused to re-position the country.
Braimoh noted that through consistent funding, the administration had been able to address the agitations in the Niger Delta region and had been able to curb the menace of cattle rustling in parts of the country.
He said the administration had also ensured the stability of the country´s economy among other things.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that former president Olusegun Obasanjo stated that if the newly-formed Coalition for Nigeria Movement decides to join partisan politics at any time, he would quit being a member of the organization.
The former president made his comments at the NUJ secretariat in Abeokuta, Ogun state, during his official registration as a member of the organization.
Obasanjo expressed pleasure at joining the CNM, and described the event as the commencement of a popular and grassroots association.
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