Coming days after President Muhammadu Buhari declared his interest in seeking re-election in the 2019 presidential polls, the Buhari Media Support Group, BMSG, has morphed to the Buhari Media Organization, BMO, stating that it is poised towards resetting the tone of political conversation in the country.
Newsworth recalls that Buhari had before leaving Abuja to the UK last week Monday told members of the APC national executive committee that he would be running for a second term in office following the clamour from Nigerians for him to do so.
Former Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki Nakande, while unveiling the new name and logo of the BMO at a media parley in Abuja on Friday, said, “for too long, we have allowed the opposition to take control of the media space while we will now be reacting”.
He pointed out that the Buhari administration has a lot of masses oriented programmes and policies which must be publicized for Nigerians to understand the trajectory of the administration.
Nakande said, “Our job is not against anybody but about how to move the nation forward. In a football match, you have the supporters club whose job ends as the game ends. So, we thought it fit to metamorphose into an organization that will be most enduring and serve as a catalyst for development.
“The idea is to bring together all groups that have been supporting the president in this sector so that we can have an all encompassing organization,” he said.
Speaking earlier, the BMO Coordinator, Austin Braimoh said the organization has been able to do a self evaluation and identified its shortcomings with a view to enhancing the electoral fortunes of the president at the next general elections.