Amid calls by some Nigerians that he should resign, President Muhammadu Buhari, has on Friday, January 31, 2020, secured a vote of confidence from a group within the governing All Progressives Congress, APC.
The confidence vote for the President, came from the APC Mandate Defenders, which termed itself a support group within the party.
The group described Buhari as a blessing to the country.
The Mandate Defenders, said that it reached the decision after the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinaya Abaribe, and the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, called on the Buhari to resign.
In a statement by Ifeanyi Emeka, the National Publicity Secretary of the Mandate Defenders, in the APC, in Abuja, the organisation argued that President Buhari has restored the hope of Nigerians, as well as Foreign Investors.
The group further claimed that Buhari earned trust, as a result of the adoption of the Multi-National Joint Task Force approach in the fight against terrorism across the country.
It also praised the President, for revamping the nation’s decrepit infrastructures, which the 16 wasteful years of the PDP administration brought on Nigerians.
The group, however, said that it was surprised that an opposition party that could not stop the menace of the boko haram insurgency from inception, could be the one playing politics with the security situations of the country, at this particular moment.
The Mandate Defenders, therefore, warned the PDP and their supporters, to stop overheating the polity at a time the entire nation is in dire need of good governance, which Mr. President has been delivering.
The statement said that while passing a vote of confidence on Buhari, the group asked him to remain focused in his determination to lead the country to the next level.