MEET FRANK OSHANUGOR
By Frank Oshanugor
Barely fourteen months to the end of tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s leader, members of his political advocacy group known as ‘Buhari Support Organisation’ (BSO) have lamented the fate that has befallen them as they alleged marginalisation.
The BSO in various states of the country has therefore called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take them out of bondage, saying members have been “used and dumped.”
The North West zonal coordinator of the Organisation, Malam Musa D. Musa, made the call over the weekend shortly after their meeting. According to him, it became highly imperative to draw the attention of President Buhari to the condition of BSO members in the country.
He said during BSO’s series of meetings, members understood that they were sidelined in reaping what they sowed.
According to him, “it’s highly regrettable that BSO members are only roaming the street and gradually becoming bond creditors since the election and swearing in of the President in 2019.”
Musa said, “we are seriously in bondage despite our hope in awaiting the delivery of pledges made by the president during our dinner with him last two years.”
He said, “it’s quite unfortunate that currently no single state governor, minister, special adviser or any government appointee is assisting the organisation in the country, adding: “we are swimming in abject poverty.”
According to him, “it is sad to note that instead of carrying members who served as their ladder along, they replaced them with their relatives and family members.”
Musa lamented that “Our integrity as BSO members is at stake since we cannot even raise our shoulders above our opposition members as we have become their object of laughter.”