By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Buhari Campaign Organisation, (BCO) has disowned a letter purportedly written by its executive members to the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, allegedly soliciting for contract jobs for some named companies.
BCO in a statement issued by its Director of Communications and Strategic Planning, Mallam Gidado Ibrahim described the purported letter as ” fake and an attempt by certain political enemies of President Buhari to frustrate its ongoing campaign for the president’s reelection in 2019.”
“Our attention has been drawn to a letter purportedly written and signed by our National Coordinator, National Patron and Chairman, BOT, to the Honourable Minister of Works, Power and Housing seeking for contract jobs. Let it be made clear here that there was no
time the BCO decided to generate funds or mandate anybody to write a letter on its behalf to the Minister”, he said.
Distancing BCO from the letter, Mallam Ibrahim added “it is either those behind the fake letter chose to forge the signature of our leaders in crafting the missive to use the name of the BCO to make financial fortune for themselves or are trying to frustrate our ongoing campaign for President Buhari’s reelection.
Whichever way, it is apparent that the enemies of the president are at
Mallam Ibrahim stressed that members of BCO are “responsible citizens who make a living in their various jobs and profession and have been contributing funds to champion the second term bid of the president.”
“The sacrifice we are making is borne out of the conviction that
President Buhari is the kind of leader Nigeria needs at the moment. The President has purged the Nigerian system of corrupt elements and we are convinced that if given another four years, he will change the country and make it a better place for all. This singular belief is what drives our members to be steadfast in its campaign for him. We have never received a dime from the president or anyone close to him to campaign for him and we don’t intend to do so.”
He maintained that “even if the BCO feels constrained to seek help, it would rather approach the President who has been following the activities of the group in the past years instead of going through the back door as the authors of the fake letter are trying to paint us.”
“We therefore urge the public to disregard the said letter, as it did
not emanate from any of our members. We also want to assure Mr President of our unflinching support for him and that we shall
continue to do our best to convince Nigerians that a second term for
him is a brighter and prosperous future for them”.