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Buhari in Kwara, pledges to embark on massive infrastructure

...as Kwarans want Saraki's PDP out

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President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his commitment to continue to fight corruption and improve economy through infrastructural investment.

The President, who is seeking reelection on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC, stated this at the Presidential Campaign Rally held at the Metropolitan Square in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Monday.

While presenting APC flag to AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman, APC governorship candidate in Kwara state, President Buhari affirmed APC’s commitment to completing all ongoing projects in Kwara state, citing the successful of completion of the Ilorin-Jebba road, irrigation projects, among others as party’s testimonies to development.

He said, “I assure you that the undertaking we made in 2015 on the three fundamental issues; security, economy and fighting corruption. We know how the situation was when we came in, where we are in now and what we are able to do with the resources available to us.

“As far as security is concerned, there are witnesses on our performance; we have been able to tackle the prevalence of insecurity in the North eastern part of Nigeria.

“On economy, government was able to empower the agriculture ministry to provide soft loans and fertilizers to farmers. People are encouraged to go to farm and never regretted it. Also, we are able to achieve food security.

“Fighting corruption is the most difficult thing, we are going after and charging those who have misused the public trust and for those who are guilty, they are sentenced.

“We are not going to give up, we are going to continue to take those who abuse trust, bring back what they have taken away and invest on infrastructure.

“With this, I will not give up and we know that people who belief in us will definitely support us and with this, we shall achieve more for the nation.”

Buhari reaffirmed commitment to the completion of the ongoing projects in Kwara State, citing the successful of completion of the Ilorin-Jebba road, irrigation projects among others as testimonies.

AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman, the governorship candidate of APC, vowed to rehabilitate schools and ready to revamp education, health and other sectors in the state, having gone round all the 16 local government areas of the state and seen all dilapidated buildings dotted public schools.

BusinessDay reports that Presidential Rally was peaceful as Kwarans trooped out in their thousands to welcome President Buhari and shouted “O to ge” slogan, meaning ‘enough is enough’, apparently calling for a change of government from Senate President Bukola Saraki and Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

 

Sikirat Shehu, Ilorin

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