The Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN) says it pooled its "meagre resources together" to purchase the expression of interest and nomination forms for President Muhammadu Buhari.

Members of the group presented a cheque of N45 million to the President to purchase the forms on Wednesday.

Presenting the cheque on Wednesday in Abuja on behalf of the group, Sanusi Musa, the National Coordinator, said the decision of the group to embark on the project was informed by the need to ensure that the President's re-election bid is a reality, and to "consolidate the good work he has started for another four more years".

Making the presentation to Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Musa said: "We cannot afford to go back to Egypt. We cannot afford to destroy the future of our children. The foundation laid by President Muhammadu Buhari must be reinforced. We believe in the leadership of President Buhari; we count on him to consolidate the good work he has started for another four more years.

"It is for this reason we have decided to pool our meagre resources and purchase the expression of interest and nomination forms for President Buhari as he presents himself to our party members to be chosen as its candidate for the 2019 general election. Our members from various villages, local governments and states have contributed to make this happen."

He stressed that for the first time since the return of democracy, Nigerians have a President who can beat his chest that he has never stolen from government's purse.

"We have no doubt that Mr. President has, both in action and word, been working to lay a foundation for a greater and prosperous nation that our generation and future generations will be proud of," he said. "Under his administration, Nigeria has become a country sought after for investment in the world. Nigeria has assumed its leadership role, not just in Africa, but the world."

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