One of the support groups founded to campaign President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election campaign, House-to-House Educational Initiative, has dumped the president, vowing to campaign for the opposition candidate, Muhammadu Buhari and his running mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo ahead of the next general election across the 36 states of the Federation, the FCT and the 774 Local government areas in 2015.
National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Kunle Ehinlanwo told reporters in Abuja that “House-to-House Educational Initiative was formed to promote good governance and pro poor policies through national dialogue and intervention on issues of national development and till date, we have done quite extensive work in this regard.
“In achieving our set goal, we use sensitization and awareness as drivers of development. In recent times, however, we are beaming the searchlight on political development, to see how we can work with the Nigerian people and other partners to build the nation’s democracy and its processes.’’
According to him: “Our initial idea was to support the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan believing that continuity will better secure our democracy considering the stage we are in the democratic ladder. But after a deeper review and careful analysis of the situation in the country, we are not convinced with the performance of the present administration.
“We have consequently decided to throw our support in favour of General Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who, we are convinced, is a better man for the challenging job.
“For the record, our organisation is engineered and powered by concerned citizens and patriotic volunteers throughout Nigeria to achieve this common objective.
“We are concerned about the future of this great nation buffeted by bad leadership. We have, therefore, taken the bull by the horn to do our honest bit in the quest for change.”