The All Progressives Congress (APC) has endorsed the nomination of President Muhamadu Buhari as the Presidential candidate of the party for the 2019 general election.
About 7000 delegates from across the 36 states and the FCT participated in the exercise which took place at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
The exercise which was initially scheduled to begin at 2.00pm was rescheduled to 6.00pm and later 8.00pm.
However, it was a hectic time for delegates finding their way into the square as the security personnel initially locked the gates, creating a long line of desperate delegates wishing to find their way into the square.
A lot of journalists were trapped outside the square for a long time as non accredited delegates and sponsored supporters from states struggle to find their way in.
Outside the square, traders had a field day doing brisk business, while fake copies of the APC constitution was on sale to unsuspecting delegates in the name of amended constitution.
Senator representing Kaduna Central, Senator Sheri Sani told The Nation that the support given to the President across the country is a vote of confidence on his ability to pull the nation out of the wood.
He expressed confidence that despite the challenges facing the party, the President has the overwhelming support to win the 2019 general election.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political Matters, Gideon Zamani, praised the efforts of the President at rebuilding the country, pointing out that the overwhelming endorsement of the President by Nigerians was a vote of confidence on his leadership.
Zamani told The Nation at the convention ground that President Buhari has, in the last three and half years been able to stabilise the Nigerian economy, creating an enabling environment for Nigerians to engage in meaningful business.
He gave example of the Anchor Borrower Programme which he said has transformed the agricultural sector, turning Nigerian farmers into multi millionaires.
He said Nigerians will not regret giving the President a second opportunity to consolidate on the programmes which he has started adding that his re-election will give him the opportunity to consolidate the anti corruption crusade.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, National leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Senate leader, Ahmed Lawan, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, former Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, State governors, former governors such as Emmanuel Uduaghan and Ibrahim Shekarau among others attended the convention.