President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Akure, Ondo state said that he deserved to be re-elected to complete the good work his government embarked upon.
The presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) stated thiswhile addressing party supporters and the people of the state at the APC presidential rally in Akure. He said he has been able to fulfil the promises he made during the 2015 campaign and asked them to vote for him because his administration had lived up to expectations.
President Buhari said he has not betrayed the country on the promises to fight corruption to standstill, secure the nation and develop the nation’s economy in order to make Nigeria self sustaining in terms of local production. “I will remind you of our campaign promises in 2015, which is on economy, security and anti-corruption, we have performed well in these three areas. We have been able to defeat Boko Haram in the North East. We are going to secure this country.
“We have stopped importation of rice by more than 90 percent and our farmers are happy. We have fought corruption, we are building infrastructure, we are encouraging farmers. All these we will continue to do if we are re-elected.
The president said his administration was winning its ongoing war against corruption while the economic policies of his government are designed to move the country from from over-reliance on crude oil and food importation
“The war against Boko Haram, we are gradually winning the war to save communities from attacks by these Boko Haram.
“Attack in mosques, churches and market places are becoming rare and I am assuring you that we are going to secure this country to overcome all our security challenges,” he said.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated that employment of youth would continue with N-power beneficiaries, which will increase from 500,000 to 1.5 million if President Buhari and the APC is re-elected. He promised that the ongoing construction of railway lines would be extended to Ondo State in order to create over 100,000 jobs if APC is re-elected into office. Also, he said the school children who were benefiting from free meal would increase from nine to 13 million if the APC and its candidates were returned into office.
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the National leader of the party, said people should vote and prevent their votes from being stolen by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the opposition has perfected the act of rigging.
He accused PDP of crying wolf about rigging because it does not have the capacity to win any credible election in the country. He stated that the PDP under President Olusegun Obasanjo rigged elections in favour of his party in 2003 and 2007 elections as all progressive governors in the southwest were rigged out in 2003. He said Obasanjo who was raising the allegation of rigging against the government of APC was a beneficiary of manipulated elections in the past.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State and the State Chairman of APC, Mr Ade Adetimehin said the party would win in the state convincingly saying if the party could win election as opposition, it would trounce other political parties in February 16 elections as the ruling party in the state. Present at the rally were APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole; Governors Kayode Fayemi(Ekiti), Gboyega Oyetola(Osun), Abiola Ajimobi(Oyo), Ibikunle Amosun(Ogun), former All Progressives Congress(APC) Interim National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, and Chief Olusola Oke. h