By Augustine Akhilomen
Ahead of Saturday’s rescheduled elections, 12 presidential candidates have adopted President Muhammadu Buhari as their candidate.
Disclosing this on Thursday in Abuja was the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who stated that the 12 Presidential candidates have willingly expressed their support for Buhari’s re-election bid.
“So these 12 former candidates declared support for Mr President. Mr President was quite delighted, he applauded their unselfish nature. If they wanted to deny him vote, they will still continue with the elections and people in their immediate environment, will vote for them and than deny him at least those votes.
“So, the fact that they have come to pledge loyalty and have directed their supporters to vote Mr President was a thing that President Buhari applauded,” Adesina said.
The names of the candidates include the following; Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), Shittu Mohammed Kabiru; Independent Democrats, Hon. Edozie Nnamdi Madu; Movement for Restoration and Defence of Democracy, Danjuma Mohammed; Allied Peoples Movement, Mamman Yusuf Naptali; and Save Nigeria Party, Ahmed Buhari,
Others are Mass Movement of Nigeria, Alhaji Isabi Dansaki, Advanced Congress of Democrats, Ikechukwu Nwokeafor, Yes Party, Alistar Shoyode, Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party, Charles Ughalli, United Peoples Congress, Kenneth Ibe Kalu, Nigeria Element Progressives Party, Comrade Isiaka Paul Ebili and National Democratic Liberty Party, Robinson Apu.