President Muhammadu Buhari said in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday that in spite of the difficulties his administration was facing in the fight against corruption, it would not be discouraged.
“We are fighting corruption but it has not been easy. “But we told the security agencies to keep a tab on those on our watch list and ensure that no stone is left unturned to ensure that those who have cases to answer do not escape justice,’’ Buhari said as he campaigned for re-election.
Concise News reports that the president, who was with his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, and other senior party members, told the mammoth crowd at the 15,000 capacity Ekiti Pavilion that he would not be discouraged in his fight against corruption as he promised in 2015.
“As part of our promises, we are building roads, rail lines, fighting corruption. We introduced Treasury Single Account and increased power supply, so Nigerians can have their own businesses,” he added.
“I want to be grateful to Ekiti voters because the two times I came here, I achieved successes. I came here in 2014 and I also came here to campaign for Fayemi, he won the governorship election, so I thank you.”
Full house for Buhari
Other party leaders at the rally were governors Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Gboyega Oyetola, (Osun), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo State), Rotimi Akeredolu, (Ondo State) and Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun).
Also at the rally were former Interim National Chairman of APC, Chief Bisi Akande, the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Afenifere Leader, Ayo Fasanmi and Chief Olusola Oke, a party chieftain.
At the rally former deputy governor of Ekiti Chief Abiodun Aluko formally defected to APC and so did some members of Ekiti State House of Assembly, who moved from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).