Olujonwo Obasanjo, who is the President of Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO), said he was in the United States to solicit support for Buhari’s re-election among Nigerian diasporas and other members of the international community.
According to him, his support for the president’s re-election was because Buhari stood out among other presidential candidates because of his determination to secured future for the youth of Nigeria. He said:
“I participated at the United Nations International Day for Education, promoted by the Nigerian Permanent Mission to the United Nations and the Nigerian Government.
“Education is one of the tenets of the 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.”
“President Buhari has opened up the space for the youth of the country to participate politically, economically, and all other areas of the economy.
“Recently, there was the women and youth campaign wing that was inaugurated by the president, which showed that he wants to ensure that the youth 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 upon like 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.”