The son of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Olujonwo Obasanjo, has taken his campaign for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the United States of America, USA.
Obasanjo, who is the President of the Buhari Youth Organisation, BYO, said that he was in the United States to solicit support for Buhari’s re-election among Nigerian diasporas, and other members of the international community.
He explained that his support for the re-election of the President, was borne out of Buhari’s focus on youth empowerment, and securing the future of the country for the Nigerian youths.
Obasanjo stated further, that while in the United States, he participated in several activities aimed at projecting the APC administration.
“I participated at the United Nations International Day for Education, promoted by the Nigerian Government, through the Nigerian Permanent Mission to the United Nations.
“Education is one of the tenets of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, focusing on youth empowerment, youth participation, and securing a better future for our generation, and the generations to come.
“I also participated at the Nigerian American Business Forum, where I met with many Nigerian professionals and their American counterparts. I went to Atlanta to visit our sister organisations there, and to inaugurate many of our organisations.
“I also went to Detroit, where we inaugurated some of the organisations. We also have many Buhari support organisations in New York, as well.
“We have Buharists in the United States and all over the world. So, I am here to encourage them, and to support them in every way we can”, he said.
He added that his support for Buhari, is because he stood out among other Presidential Candidates, because of his determination to bequeath a secured future for the youths of Nigeria.
He said that Buhari had opened up the space for the youths of the country to participate politically and economically.
“Recently, there was the women and youth campaign wing, that was inaugurated by the President, which showed that he wants to ensure that the youths and the women have a strong voice in his re-election campaign.
“We believe that by doing that, Mr. President wants us to be part of his administration going forward. Mr. President is one who has made us believe again in our country, who has made us proud of our country.
“At the international stage, we are not being looked at as a pariah nation. So, I believe for Nigerians at home and Nigerians in the diaspora, they have seen that Mr. President is the best Candidate, deserving of their support.