- Chief Ikeonasi Mokelu, who leads the I Stand With Buhari movement, has said his reason for spearheading the launch of the movement was because of the president's personality
- He said he believes in the incorruptible personality of President Muhammadu Buhari
- Mokelu said that the movement has inaugurated 774 local government coordinators
The leader of 'I Stand With Buhari' movement (ISWB), Chief Ikeobasi Mokelu, on Wednesday, May 23, said he spearheaded the launch of the movement because he believes in the incorruptible personality of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mokelu, who served as minister of information during the administration of ex-military head of state, General Sani Abacha, said the movement was about commitment, sacrifice and leadership, and not about a political party as the opposition claimed, Daily Trust reports.
NAIJ.com notes that the convener and leader of the movement said that ISWB 30 million signatures initiative, a development that will bring onboard Nigerians from all walks of life to work for President Buhari's re-election bid, had been activated.
According to him, the movement has already inaugurated its 774 local government coordinators, who in turn have reached advanced stages in inaugurating coordinators in the over 9000 electoral wards across the 36 states of the federation and Abuja.
Mokelu said: “At the time General Muhammadu Buhari took over on May 29, the nation had sunken into the nadir of disorientation, laden with sundry failures, and with the citizens at the brink of despondency.
“The bulk of Nigerian citizens inwardly believed that the man Buhari could do it. And he set out diligently to do it. At the beginning of his tenure, meticulous and impartial observers noticed some change in the national mood - certain of a bright future on the part of the patriots - and apprehension on the part of miscreants who had all but paralysed the nation through acts of greed, perfidy, looting and unbridled lawlessness."
He said there were no candidates that could challenge President Buhari, who he said would be re-elected in 2019.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Muhammadu Buhari Legacy Foundation, a political organisation, said it had begun an online television station to showcase the achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration so far.
Pastor Edward Olutoke, chairman, north central of the foundation, said in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, May 12, that the television station was being run in partnership with Young Nigerians Against Greed (Y-NAG).
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