Festus Keyamo, a renowned human rights lawyer and the spokesperson of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign group, on Saturday declared that over 1,000 support groups are backing the re-election bid of the President in 2019.
Keyamo, who made the claim on his Twitter page, stated that no other politician could boast of enjoying the same “selfless” support the President receives from Nigerians across the country.
The lawyer in his tweet accused support groups rooting for other candidates in the various opposition parties of struggling for funds for other reasons.
He said, “All those pockets of groups emerging for various Presidential candidates of the main opposition are just looking for funding, nothing more. But today, we have close to 1000 Buhari support groups operating selflessly. No politician in recent history enjoys this kind of support!”
The president’s re-election bid is being coordinated by the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO), which is headed by Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation.