- Chieftains of the APC in Delta state have resolved their differences and endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office
- Their resolutions were reaffirmed during an enlarged meeting attended by virtually all the Ijaw leaders and members of the party from various local government areas
- They resolved to be focused as a people with coordinated leadership to deliver the dividends of democracy to their area
President Muhammadu Buhari has been endorsed for a second term in office by Ijaw leaders and chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state.
The endorsement came after the party stalwarts resolved their political differences and put up a united front, Tribune reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that the resolutions were reaffirmed at the Ugborikoko residence of the Delta Ijaw APC leader, Hon George Timinimi, during an enlarged meeting attended by virtually all the Ijaw leaders and members of APC from Warri south-west, Patani, Bomadi, Burutu, Warri North and Warri South local governments areas.
In a communiqué signed by Hon George Timinimi, Theodore Ezonfade, Denbo Dembofa Oweikpodor, Engr Ebikabowei Victor, Alphonsus Feh, Chief Micheal Johnny, Comrade Collins Eselemo and 53 others, the party chieftains declared their strong support for the president.
The communiqué read in part: “That the Ijaws of APC in Delta state pledge their total and unalloyed support for the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari GCON, GCFR in the forthcoming 2019 presidential election due to his administration’s monumental achievements in infrastructural development, economic stability, people-oriented programmes for the vast majority of the less-privileged and the giant strides achieved in his anti-corruption crusade.
“The Ijaws of the APC in Delta state have affirmed that, henceforth, Hon George U. Timinimi is the leader of the Ijaws of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta state.
“This is premised on our collective desire to be focused as a people with coordinated leadership to deliver the dividends of democracy to our area.
“That the Ijaws of APC in Delta state hereby affirm that His Excellency, Chief Timipre Silva, Senator Barr Heineken Lokpobiri, minister of state for agriculture and rural development and Dr Dakuku Peterside, director general of NIMASA are the leaders of the APC in the entire Ijaw land.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a group, Niger Delta Youths, Women and Security Movement for Buhari (NDYW&SMB), announced its support for the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group said its decision was hinged on the peace and development being sustained by the APC administration in the Niger Delta region.
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