A good governance advocacy group, Better Nigeria founded by some eminent Nigerians in the Diaspora , under the leadership of Dr. Salewa Olafioye, has made a strong case for the return of President Muhammadu Buhari for second term as the President of Nigeria.
The organization is rooting for Buhari’s second term because of its conviction that the incumbent President has acquitted himself well in his tour of duty as Nigeria’s President with an impressive score card in his first term as President.
In a telephone chat with some stakeholders of the organization, majority of who are resident in the United states, the consensus opinion is that Buhari stands a shoulder higher than the other candidates and he deserve a second term.
The founder of Better Nigeria and Michigan based Dr. Salewa Olafioye , who was recently in Nigeria told news men that Better Nigeria after a due and diligent consultation has agreed to work for the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari for second term. He said for Nigeria not to derail all hands must be on deck to ensure the Buhari victory in the 2019 poll, stressing that the rot the previous government plundered Nigeria into can only be cured by a President who has genuine interest for fatherland rather than those with unbridled passion for the excess acquisition of wealth and materialism at the expense of Nigeria.
Meanwhile, a patron of the organization, Chief Titus Amadi, also in the Diaspora has stressed that Nigerians who are based overseas are now, more than before , becoming overtly interested in what goes on in fatherland because they feel the brunt of wrong foreign policy , hence their resolve to actively participate in the process of selecting and electing the leadership at home by drumming up support for the candidate with mass appeal who in their judgement is better positioned to improve the lot of Nigerians. He said the primary aim of ‘Better Nigeria’ is not to engage in idle arm chair criticism , but to seek for means through which those in the Diaspora can wade in with their wealth of experience to help pull the nation out of the economic imbalance past leaders had subjected her.
While declaring the organization’s support for Buhari, Chief Amadi stressed that the Nigerian President is not without his human shortcoming, but with the few years he has spent in office, he has made tremendous progress in his style of administration and therefore deserves another good term in office.
Mr Markson Kunle Ayeku, an Ikale indigene resident in the New York, United states said ‘Better Nigeria’ will not only work for Buhari but they will work assiduously to ensure his victory at the 2019 poll . Ayeku said Better Nigeria has analysed a lot of Presidential candidates and based on sound judgement, Buhari has been adopted by all members and he will be the candidate they will work for in the 2019 General election.