At least 189 groups, which worked for the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, have endorsed him for the 2019 election.

Speaking at the State House, Abuja, on Friday, Abu Ibrahim, leader of the Buhari Support Group (BSG), said they have already informed the President of their decision.

Ibrahim led a delegation to a meeting with Buhari at the presidential villa .

“We came here as members of the national committee of the Buhari support group. This is an amalgamation of about 189 different support groups that had worked for President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC to win the 2015 general election,” he said.

“We have been holding meetings, discussing the problems of this country, Nigeria. So, we thought it was high time we met with the president to intimate him about the activities of the group.

“We discussed with him about the plans to improve the situation in Nigeria. Mr President was very pleased with our programmes.”

A member of the group, Senator Ahmad Lawan, said Buhari had done well so far in his campaign promises, expressing belief that "Mr. President and Nigerians have a future beyond 2019. What he has started, by the grace of God, he should be able to complete up to 2023."

Buhari, according to a statement later by his spokesman Femi Adesina, while receiving the group, commended various support groups working for the progress of his administration, adding that posterity would reward their sacrifices for the peace, progress and prosperity of the nation.

President Buhari assured of the judicious use of available national resources for the betterment of all Nigerians.

“I am grateful for your sacrifices. Your work requires a lot of sacrifices both physical and material. I do not think anybody will join this organisation for material reasons.  What you are doing is for the nation and not for me as an individual. Therefore, there is no way you can lose because what you are doing is for posterity,’’ he said.

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