Real Reason I Am Recontesting - Buhari (Photo Credit: Punch)
Real Reason I Am Recontesting – Buhari (Photo Credit: Punch)

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his decision to seek re-election was informed by his desire and commitment to “correct the ills of the country”.

Buhari made the remark at his presidential campaign rally held at the Sani Abacha stadium, Kofar Mata, in Kano metropolis on Thursday.

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“There is nothing that prompted me to seek re-election besides my desire and commitment to correct the ills of the country. I was a Governor, Minister and Head of State and now a President.

“So, I need nothing else than to ensure that Nigeria attains greatness,” he says. The president called on all supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  to vote massively for the party to ensure its victory at the polls.

“There is nothing new I will tell you but I am here to thank you for taking the pains to wait patiently to see me,” he states.

Furthermore, President Buhari expresses satisfaction with the success recorded in the fight against insurgency in the North-East. Most of the people displaced by the unrest have returned to their respective towns and villages following the return of peace to the affected areas.

“We promised to fight corruption, insecurity and improve the nation’s economy. We have been able to achieve a lot in these three critical areas,” he notes.

Also, the country’s number one citizen says the decision by the Federal Government to ban the importation of rice had yielded good results as it had boosted rice production in the country and improved the socio-economic status of Nigerians.

Oshiomhole, Ganduje drum support for Buhari

Speaking at the event, the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, says President Muhammadu Buhari had achieved a lot within the last three and a half years. Oshiomhole says there was no need for the ruling party to rig the elections considering the tremendous projects it had executed and the massive support the party commands across the country.

Oshiomhole urged the party’s supporters to give it all the necessary support to ensure its success in the forthcoming general elections. The former Edo state governor commended Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje for the various development projects he had executed in the state which he said were there for all to see. The governor who was accused of bribery thanked the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari for the various projects it is executing in the state and the country at large.

Therefore, he called on the people of the state to vote for the APC to ensure the success of all its candidates in the upcoming elections.

Meanwhile, eight prominent PDP members in the state including former Deputy Governor of the state, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, who defected to the APC were received at the occasion.