From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
The re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari has received yet another boost as the leadership of the United Peoples Congress (UPC) has adopted him as its preferred presidential candidate in the February 16 presidential election.
This was made known to journalists in Kano by the party’s North-West chairman, Ambassador Ibrahim Balarabe Gaya, who said the party adopted Buhari after a painstaking consideration between him and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
According to him, “we adopted Buhari following our conviction that he has all it takes to lead the country to the promised land. Buhari’s mission to salvage Nigeria is realizable. We weighed the PDP’s Atiku Abubakar and APC’s Muhammadu Buhari, and we are convinced that a Buhari presidency will lead to a better Nigeria.”
Ambassador Ibrahim who doubles as the Kano state chairman of the party added that in a draft communiqué that, “our decision to adopt Buhari as our candidate was born out of our collective believe in his concern and giant stride for a better Nigeria.
He also noted that another reason why they adopted President Buhari was because the UPC had no presidential candidate and they needed to have somebody they would back.