President Muhammadu Buhari says he has delivered on his campaign promises in spite of doubts by the opposition.
Buhari stated this on Friday in Uyo at the flag-off of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential campaign in the South-South geo-political zone.
According to him, Nigerians will not regret voting for APC candidates in 2019.
He said he had specifically delivered in the area of security, economy and fighting of corruption in line with his promise to Nigerians.
The president said although the menace of Boko Haram remained a challenge in some parts of the country, the insecurity posed by the group would eventually be eradicated.
He also said that although unemployment remained a challenge in Nigeria, this administration was working to tackle the problem.
He said that his administration had ensured food security and encouraged Nigerian farmers to achieve food security.
Buhari said that his administration would continue to fight corruption if voted into office for a second term in 2019.
“We are arresting corrupt people and prosecuting them and we will not stop. I assure you that we have collected property and collected cash.
“We have put the money into the Single Treasury Account (TSA) and all are going into government account which can be traced and accounted for.
“Nigerians will be informed from time to time how much we recovered and from who and how we are going to use it to develop the country,’’ he said.
He said that APC’s campaign was based fundamentally on three fundamental issues of enhancing the economy, ensuring security and fighting corruption.
He noted that Boko Haram had no stronghold in any local government area in Nigeria at the moment.
Buhari assured Nigerians that Boko Haram would be “a thing of the past’’ if Nigerians re-elected him in 2019.
Also, Mr Ini Okopido, the Akwa Ibom Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has assured that the state would be the first opposition state to be captured by the APC in the 2019 elections.
Okopido gave the assurance in his welcome address on Friday at the flag-off of the APC South-South Presidential Campaign held at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
He said with the support the party was receiving from Akwa Ibom the party would win the state come 2019.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari, the party’s flag-bearer for the Presidential poll, who also addressed participants at the campaign flag-off, for the appointments he gave to the sons and daughters of the state in his Government.
“We want to assure you that Akwa Ibom loves you. Akwa Ibom people appreciate you for all the appointments you have given our sons and daughters.
“We assure you that Akwa Ibom people will vote for you and vote to deliver all APC candidates in 2019.
“Akwa Ibom will be the first state to be captured by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections,” Okopido said.
According to him, this shows the confidence President Buhari has in the state and its people.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Presidential campaign launch was a carnival of such, that the Godswill Akpabio international stadium was filled to the brim.
The party’s four candidates that will fly its governorship flag in four South-South states in 2019 were unveiled at the occasion by Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of APC.
Mr Nsima Ekere, Akwa Ibom; Sen. John Enoh, Cross River, Mr Great Ogboru, Delta; and Tonye Cole, Rivers; received the party’s flag at the occasion.