There will be no slowing down on the anti-corruption battle, President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday.
The President’s assurance ended insinuations in some quarters that he will change and will no longer work for the masses if given another mandate on February 16..
Buhari promised not to change during the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi, Benue State. He pledged to remain steadfast and focused.
Listing his administration’s achievements in the past three and half years, the President said: “I assure you, I am not going to change. I am going to be consistent. I will remain steadfast. Anybody who abuses trust will be exposed and will be dispossessed.
“I am convinced that you believe in what we are doing and that you stand to support us even further. When I came for your vote in 2015, I promised three fundamental issues based on our party manifesto – security, economy and fighting corruption.
“We will do roads, rail lines and provide electricity with monies recovered from looters,” he added
He noted that the food security attained by the government under his watch had drastically reduced food importation.
The President noted that many of those seeking white-collar jobs had embraced farming without regrets. He urged others to do the same.
The President also urged the Benue people to vote for APC candidates.
APC National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole said that governors have the responsibility to ensure peace and security in their states, noting that security is not on the exclusive list.
He also pointed out that peace and unity cannot be achieved from the barrel of guns.
Oshiomhole said that a community is in danger if the leader is dishonest or lies, adding, “but with President Buhari, Nigeria is safe.”
According to him, the APC candidate in the state, Emmanuel Jime, will do well to follow the footsteps of Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong in handling herders and farmers crisis, when elected.