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President Muhammadu Buhari re-election bid got a strong boost as more than 300 leading civil society organizations in the country, declared their support for the President on Thursday.
The groups said the reason for their support was as a result of his sterling performance of the president in the area of security.
According to the civil society organisations Buhari has done well in terms of fighting terrorism and insurgency since he entered government in 2015 and should be given another opportunity to complete what he started.
Their communiqué reads: “The CCSOs commended the Centre for International and Strategy Studies (CISS) for their diligence, accuracy and time devoted to this energy-sapping report, spanning the period of 2013-2018. Certainly, the CCSOs adjudged it as a priced document worthy of attention by all Nigerians and indeed, members of the international community in search of unbiased and truthful accounts and perspectives into the insurgency in Nigeria operations and battles in the country.
“The CCSOs endorsed without hesitations the general conclusions of the report, which aligns with the consensus opinions among the majority of Nigerians, including the incipient opposition elements in the country, traditionally obstinate in conceding to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari the successes of the counter-insurgency battles.
“It yawningly re-echoes that the President has frenetically tackled the insurgency with so much vigour, energy and resources. It stamps that the President has made the difference in counter-terrorism combat and deserving of loud accolades and commendations.
“For the benefit of Nigerians yet to read the report on the combat of terrorism in Nigeria under the preceding and incumbent governments in Nigeria, as compiled by the Centre for International and Strategy Studies, the CCSOs have burdened themselves to highlight a few areas for emphasis.
“Securing freedom for a greater number of the abducted Chibok and Dapchi schoolgirls and tens of thousands of other Nigerians held hostage by terrorists and the capture of Sambisa forest in Borno have been reflected in the report.
“Nigerians are persuaded to endorse and work assiduously for the re-election of President Buhari for a second term in office to finally lay to rest, the ghost of terrorism in Nigeria. A deviation from this trajectory would be disastrous.”