Prince Goodluck Obi, Convener, Center for Civil Society & Justice and National Coordinator of Re-elect Buhari Movement (RBM) said his organization has what it takes in terms of structure to ensure President Muhammadu Buhari returns to power in 2019. CYRIACUS NNAJI reports.
While speaking to Journalists in Lagos weekend, Prince Obi extoled the anti-corruption stand of the president and stated that his group has machinery enough to ensure victory for the president in the upcoming general election.
In his word “Our group has a powerful structure, organogram, I speak as the national coordinator of RBM in Nigeria. Beside this national positions, we have national officers, that represent the various interests, south-south, south east, south west and others, beside them also we have zonal coordinators, for all the six geopolitical zones, after this we have state coordinators in 36 states and Abuja, we have local government supervisors and we have ward overseers. So you can now see that RBM has structure from the 774 local in Nigeria and it cascades to the wards in the whole country.”
Obi said the group has serious emphasis on issue of PVC saying, So with this we are on ground, we have grass-root, and our campaign is PVC, how many organisations have PVC it is the grassroots that have PVC for voting.”
Speaking on the reason for RBM he said “President Muhammed Buhari has been a very important personality, he is interest in anti-corruption fight, a personality you cannot try to influence.”
Obi disclosed that his interest in Buhari was necessitated by the late Gani Fawehinmi “One of the greatest man I have ever related to the late Gani Fawehinmi, who was my mentor in his life time, praised Muhamamadu Buhari, as an anti-corruption expert.
“I don’t just wake up one day and start supporting Muhammed Buhari, it took me so much conviction, as I speak to you I am not an APC member, and I am not ready to be, I am a National Conscience Party Chieftain. I am the National Deputy Chairman of the party in the South East. My interest is only in Buhari, after Buhari my loyalty goes to the party.
Speaking on the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari, he said President Buhari’s Major agenda is based on economy, security and anti-corruption. When he came on board, the 16 years regime of PDP brought about this issue of Boko Haram in the northeast. When Buhari came on board, in Borno alone, Boko Haram was in control of majority of the local governments, but now, through the effort of Buhari’s administration, all the local governments in the northeast have been taken over by the Nigerian government and where we have Boko Haram influence; it is pockets of it. Those of us that are students of history, we know that in no country of the world, that once insurgence infiltrates a country, it cannot go, but the major issue is for it to be smashed to the lowest ladder, that is what Buhari has done. In UK, a couple of weeks ago, there was insurgency, that so many people died In France, it is still on. In America, people can pick gun and shoot people, so insurgency, with their gorilla related attacks cannot just be immediately be dissolve, but what matters is bringing it very low, and that is what President Buhari has been able to do.
“We go to economy, 16 years rule of PDP messed up the Nigerian economy to the extent that Nigeria went into economic predicament; we had a serious issue that it is Buhari Government that was able to bring Nigeria out of the economic quagmire. And when you come to anti-corruption, through his effort, he is very fair to everybody when his closest friend, who was with him in ANPP days, was involved in corruption related matters, he was sacked, the secretary to the federal government, so in his own guess, he is not somebody you can say give me this or that, what is good to the gooses is also good for the gander. That is Muhammadu Buhari for you.