President Muhammadu Buhari believes the All Progressives Congress should remain in office beyond 2023 because the country’s future will be safer with the ruling party in charge.
iexclusivenews reports that Buhari made the statement at the release of the campaign platform for the party’s presidential candidate for next year’s election, Bola Tinubu.
“‘This election is even more important than the election of 2015 that brought us into power,” Mr Buhari said. “The future of this country is safer in our hands.”
Buhari added, “The cost of losing the gains our country has made is much more than the need to stop the haemorrhage that led to our coming together nearly nine years ago.”
The president vowed to lead Mr Tinubu’s campaign, charging “every member to put in all their efforts during the next four and half months of campaign to ensure we record a resounding victory in all our elections nationwide.”
Mr Tinubu pledged in his campaign promise to expand on the foundations created by the Buhari administration.
Mr Buhari recognized in his Independence Day speech on October 1 that despite his efforts, unemployment and poverty remained high under his watch.
The Nigerian economy is still struggling, with the debt profile reaching over N42 trillion as the regime goes on a borrowing binge.
However, iexclusivenews Nigeria reports that insecurity has increased over the last seven years under Buhari’s leadership, with terrorists and outlaws spreading their tentacles over the country and inflicting devastation.