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Buhari not a religious bigot – Group

Buhari not a religious bigot – Group


TVC N. Pro Buhari organisation, the Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) said Friday that President Muhammadu Buhari was not a religious bigot and never exploited religion to win the 2015 Presidential election.

Reacting to allegations by a former House of Representatives Member, Dr. Junaidu Mohammed, the group described the allegations as “uncharitable and baseless, false and  misleading, because they didn’t reflect the realities of the political career of President.

Chairman of the group, Mohammad Labbo said in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja that ‘if Buhari was a religious bigot, he wouldn’t have repeatedly chosen Christians  as  his  running mates and resisted the idea of a Muslim/Muslim ticket.

According to him, apart from choosing a Pastor, Professor Yemi Osinbajo as his Vice President, he also appointed another Pastor, David Lawal,  as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, adding that these facts contradict Junaidu’s claims which portrayed President Buhari as a religious bigot.

The group commended the APC National Leader Chief Bola Tinubu for his commitment to the change agenda of the party, adding that Tinubu’s reassurances that he won’t quit the party is good news for the  party, adding that the Jagaba  was one of the brains behind galvanising Nigerians for change and therefore his services are always invaluable.

The group also applauded the President for his visionary leadership through the creation of new jobs as well as several measures being implemented by the administration, especially in the construction industry, housing and in particular the ongoing revival in the agricultural sector have started yielding positive results.

It maintained that in a deliberate bid to stimulate the nation’s economy and cushion the effects of the recession, the government paid contractors part of the debts which accumulated since 2013.
The government, if said also channeled over N800 Billion into capital expenditure with over N500Billion to the construction sub sector, which has enabled construction companies to mobilise to abandoned sites, recall laid-off workers and recruit new ones.

It appreciates the efforts of the President Buhari administration to complete several roads across the country abandoned by the previous administrations. This will further enhance productivity and ease movement of goods and services across business and trading arteries of the country.


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