Southern Mandate of Nigeria has warned the All Progressives Congress, APC, against fielding President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
The group said Nigerians would stone APC leaders should Buhari opt to contest in the 2019 Presidential election.
In a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade Francis Ikonomwan, the group insisted that Buhari is not fit to run for the 2019 elections because Nigerians no longer trust him to deliver his promises.
Ikonomwan said rather than thinking of contesting in 2019, Buhari should focus on delivering his campaign promises to Nigerians before the end of his tenure.
The statement reads, “President Muhammadu Buhari has not been able to deliver on his campaign promises. What has this administration to campaign within every sector of the economy or is it the fight against corruption that has been swept under the carpet?
“Even the political leaders and the people who fought for his emergence as President today have been abandoned and are all lamenting today.
“There is a total disconnect between the people and the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. Poverty and Hunger is now the order of the day in Nigeria as we speak. It is getting obvious by the day that Nigerians can no longer trust President Muhammadu Buhari with the leadership of this country.
“If APC fields Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate in 2019, we are afraid that Nigerians may stone us at campaign grounds. We may just end up giving the opposition party the presidency in 2019 on a platter of gold.
“However, we wish to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore such call as it is not in the interest of Nigerians.
“President Muhammadu Buhari’s priority now should be how to use the remaining part of his administration to deliver on our campaign promises and do the needful by not indicating interest to contest in 2019.”