Beneficiaries of the federal Government Social Investment Scheme known as Npower have pledged to ensure the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in the 2019 presidential polls.
The beneficiaries noted that the President Muhammadu- led federal government has touched their lives tremendously through the scheme.
Daily Independent gathered that the scheme currently has over 500,000 beneficiaries across the country.
The ambassador of the scheme in Ebonyi state ,Mr.Valentine Nworie, who announced the endorsement in Abakaliki on Sunday said the Buhari led Federal Government has through the scheme provided jobs to many hitherto jobless Nigerians .
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries in Abakaliki on Sunday during a mini rally to kickstart the governorship campaign of the APC guber candidate in the state,Senator Sunday Ogbuoji , Mr. Valentine assured President Buhari that the over 12,000 beneficiaries of the scheme in Ebonyi would mobilize other Ebonyians to ensure his victory during the polls.
Valentine who stormed the venue of the campaign Flag- off with over 2,000 beneficiaries of the scheme in the state expressed fears that Atiku Abubakar of the PDP would quash the scheme if elected and vowed to ensure that the former Vice President lose election in Ebonyi.
The group also declare their full support for the election of the governorship candidate of the party in the state ,Sunday Ogbuoji,saying that the Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance and appropriation would introduce a similar scheme in the state if elected and end poverty and joblessness among the teeming youths of the state.
In his speech to formally kick start his campaign, Senator Ogbuoji said he was propelled to join the race by his desire to “stand up and rescue the state from a slide into dictatorship, privatization of governance and threath to our unity and fabric of our essence”
“Our World has lived with the wisdom that the elders don’t sit idle and watch a goat labour and deliver her kids while tethered .Therefore, something has to be done”
“I need no introduction as one of yours and I am here to declare beyond rumour and speculation that I am in the race for the number one seat of our dear state .And that I am in the race not just to run ,but to win and to win through the people’s mandate” he said.