Nigerian artistes under the auspices of the League of Lagos Artistes (LLA) on Friday announced their preferred candidates for the 2019 presidential and Lagos governorship elections.

The association led by Adebayo Salami, aka, Oga Bello made the announcement at a press conference on Friday.

Veteran actor, Jide Kosoko, who read out the statement, said the LLA decided to support President Muhammadu Buhari and Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) because they believed the duo were the best candidates for the position.

The statement reads: “We, in the League of Lagos Artistes, believe that we must, individually and collectively, lend our voices in the right direction.

“Like we noted earlier, we are citizens of this country and have seen successive governments and we know as much as other Nigerians that discipline is one major thing that has been lacking in almost every area of our national life, including governance.

“The lack of discipline has given room for unmitigated corruption, a culture of waste, injustice in every strata of our society and chronic lack of patriotism.

“These, added together, have been responsible for the country’s slow pace of development.

“After considering the above, and bearing in mind the need to instill discipline in the body polity in order to curb corruption, injustice, wasteful and profligate spending of the nation’s resources and build a sense of patriotism in Nigerians, we have come to the conclusion that only one man, at the moment fit into the bill to help steer the ship of state and continue in the gradual redemption of our national pride and that man is President Muhammadu Buhari.

‘President Buhari’s antecedents in combating corruption is well known to all Nigerians.”

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