The North East Vanguard for Peace (NEVP), a pressure group committed to the sustenance of peace in North East Nigeria has elected to purchase the presidential nomination form for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, as a reward for restoring peace in the northeast region hitherto ravaged by insurgency.
The group also vowed to lead the re-election bid of President Buhari, saying it is aware that other groups have volunteered to purchase the same form. It emphasized that by virtue of his fight against terrorism and bringing about peace in the north east, the President deserves the nomination form from people of the north east who have witnessed the return of peace to the region
National president of NEVP, Dogo Danlami in a statement made available to Daily Trust said this gesture is symbolic for members of the group because as critical stakeholders in North East region, whose members have been directly and indirectly affected by the Boko Haram menace, it behoves on them to lead the re-election campaign of President Muhammdu Buhari.
He said “As stakeholders in the ongoing war against Boko Haram Terrorists in North East Nigeria, we are conversant with the efforts and the grounds that have been gained in rooting Boko Haram terrorist from the region, and also regaining local government areas that were once under their enclave before 2015”.
Danlami explained that before 2015, the NEVP in some of its community outreach programmes witnessed firsthand, the wanton destruction of lives and properties by Boko Haram terrorists, and how life was unbearable for most families.
He however said the situation has changed after the election of President Muhammdu Buhari, whom he said demonstrated commitment to safeguarding the lives and properties of ordinary Nigerians, especially those in the war-torn North East Nigeria.