The defunct Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), Muslim/Christian Youths and Elders’ Forum and a pro-democracy group, Genuine Governance Group (GGG) have all declared their support for the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the forthcoming general elections.
PDM, having being founded by late Major General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua in 1994 became a registered political party in August 2013 but was deregistered along some other political parties in 2020 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Addressing a press conference Monday in Abuja, national leader of the group, Chief Frank Igwebuike and the national secretary, Hajia Maimunat Ahmadu, said the deregistered party has remained a political pressure group that will never say die, because of the idea, ideals and memory of the late sage, Major General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua.
“We have carried out a highly sophisticated work study on the Nigerian political turf and the man the cap fits, is no other than, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“In times like this, only great men can be called to help in bringing forth good governance and protection of our collective patrimony
“Finally, arising from our combined NEC meeting of the entire group, we hereby accept to work for the success of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the 2023 presidential election.”
According to Igwebuike, PDM as an organization still maintains offices in the 36 states of the federation and Abuja.
“The PDM outreach is the political engineers with the overflowing goodwill of the Muslim/Christian Youth & Elders Forum.
“The coming in of Genuine Governance Group, aka triple GEE, a body made up of former National Chairmen of political parties, Ex-Legislators, the civil society and opinion leaders in our country, Nigeria is the concretized union that has metamorphosed into the united, focused and tactical organization, that is set to mobilize and support a very credible candidate, that has capacity, capability, courage, confidence and carriage.
“The ecclesiastical study of the Nigerian state, gave impetus to a forum, such as this and we have a well-defined mission, which is the formulation, expression and realization of religious harmony in our party
“Men, women and youths of patriotic zeal of the Muslim/Christian divide are wrapped up in this project of working assiduously towards mobilizing and supporting men of capacity and capability in our political space.
“We are not unmindful of the great task therein, no wonder the dexterity with which we sought after and found a political organization with same interest for a better Nigeria, for this and succeeding generations of our people.”