The candidacy of President Muhammadu Buhari has been endorsed by the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) ahead of the February 16 presidential election.
The National President of NULGE, Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel, announced this on Monday when he led a delegation to meet the Chairman of Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) who is also the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Drugs Abuse, Brigadier General Buba Marwa (rtd), on Monday, DailyTrust reports.
Khaleel said NULGE endorsed President Buhari because he was trustworthy and had not hidden his commitment to ensuring a stronger and autonomous local government administration in the country.
He expressed hope that the President would match his statement with action after emerging victorious on February 16 as part of the mandate given to him for the endorsement.
Khaleel, further pledged to mobilize their members across the country to work for the victory of President Buhari.
“Based on what we agreed, we have done our part. We will mobilise our members. You have our support on the issue of President Buhari project because we feel he is trustworthy
“If we are to ask ourselves, is the local government meeting the expectations of citizens like us? Why are our local governments malfunctioning? It is because of the interests that lie therein. We are aware that the Constitution of Nigeria recognises the local government as a full fledged tier of government,” he added.
In his remarks, Brigadier General Marwa (rtd), who is a former military administrator of Lagos State, promised that President Buhari, who had been supporting workers’ friendly policies, would live up to their expectations.
The meeting was attended by a former deputy governor of Plateau State, Mrs Pauline Tallen; Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, and the BSO Coordinator, Mahmoud Mohammed among others.