Road Transport Employers plan 16m votes for Buhari as Forum of ex-Councillors adopts Atiku
London, Feb. 13, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) on Tuesday declared its total support for President Muhammadu Buhari, promising to mobilise 16 million votes for his re-election in the Feb. 16 presidential poll.
RTEAN National President, Mr Osakpamwan Eriyo, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Abuja.
According to him, the association has over 16 million members who are always united in supporting particular candidate during election.
“Why we said that they should support Buhari is because he has done so much for the country, you can see today that we have good roads.
“We have investments in the country and there is peace, if there is no peace we can’t have investment, we have over 16 million members in Nigeria, that is why we urged all of them to vote for Buhari for continuity.
“If we vote for continuity all the good roads and good projects will continue and that is the reason why we decided to support the president,” he said.
Similarly, the All Former Councillors Forum of Nigeria has adopted the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as its consensus candidate for Saturday’s presidential election.
The Forum disclosed this in a communique signed by its National Chairman, Chigozie Eze, and its National Secretary, Ganaleni Demshenino, and made available to journalists on Tuesday in Abuja.
The forum said that all its members irrespective of their party affiliations would work for Mr Abubakar.
It recalled that the forum’s National Working Committee in its December 12, 2018 communique issued in Abuja said it had resolved to support any of the presidential candidates that would grant full administrative and fiscal autonomy to the local government system.
It said that the forum also resolved to support any candidate that would restructure the tenure of local government councils to reflect the wishes of the grassroots.
The forum said that sequence to the above, the leadership of the forum considered the set out guidelines and the manifestoes of the various presidential candidate