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Buhari in Lagos, promises to sustain anti-graft war, revive economy

…As Tinubu allays fears of rigging presidential poll

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President Muhammadu Buhari, has urged Nigerians to elect him for a second term in office promising to sustain the current anti-graft war and revive the ailing economy in his second term.

Buhari, who is the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in next Saturday’s presidential election, assumed office on May 29, 2015 after defeating then incumbent Goodluck Ebele Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

The President was speaking Saturday, during his campaign in Lagos State, urging residents of the state to ignore the opposition and vote for all candidates of the APC in the state.

He said his administration has strived to fulfil promises made in 2015 and seeks the support of residents of the state for him to continue in office beyond 2019.

According to him, “I assure you that the promises we made in 2015, we have made progress in them. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing has enumerated our achievements so far.

“I promise that we will focus on corruption and the economy; I seek your support for our victory. Vote for all candidates of the APC in Lagos State from top to bottom. Vote for our governorship candidate,” he said.

Earlier, Adams Oshiomohole, national chairman of the APC, urged residents of the state to vote for President Buhari so that the administration could sustain the current transformation across all sectors in the country, stressing that the President has integrity which is globally acknowledged.

Oshiomohole said that Buhari was the only Nigerian leader who will fight corruption and give the country a purposeful leadership, urging Nigerians to reject the PDP and its presidential candidate, because the party was “responsible for the current state of the country”.

According to him, “When you look at Lagos State and it success story, you realised that there is nothing wrong in Nigeria, it is about the character of the driver of the country. I am proud that I am the chairman of the party that brought Buhari as its presidential candidate, he is the only man that can fight corruption.”

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, national leader of the party, said unlike the previous PDP administration, the Buhari administration has tackled corruption and checked avenues of leakages of the resources of the country, while the resources of Nigeria was now used for the benefit of the citizenry.

“When Buhari was voted in, he started TSA and today Nigeria’s money is being used to pay salaries, it goes to account,” Tinubu said.

Tinubu further allayed fears of plans to rig the presidential election by the ruling party, but warned that international community could not interfere in internal affairs of the country, urging international observers to observe the election and write their report.

“Observers are welcome; write what you need to write and go; this is our democracy, even in America they have their issues, Trump and Russia and China”.


Iniobong Iwok

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