Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s President, who seeks a second term in office has said he is sure of being re-elected.
Mr Buhari stated this on Thursday at the inaugural meeting of the presidential campaign council of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Abuja.
The president while making the proclamation urged members of the campaign council to put in their beat to ensure the party comes out victorious at the poll.
“I would like to appeal to you to dedicate and commit yourself once again to the task at hand. There is no doubt that victory is with us: it is ours, but that shouldn’t mean we should rest even for a moment,” Buhari said.
“Even though we are confident of winning, I urge you to work as hard as you can so that we can maximize the scale and extent of our victory.
“I urge you to rise to the challenge of the great expectations this party and Nigerians have for you – and the confidence that I personally have in the ability of all of you to deliver.
“Needless to add, your selection was not easy, because in forming this council, the party settled only for the best. You are the cream of the party and I assure you that with the unity of purpose and effective harmony and communication, there is no political opponent you cannot overcome,” the president said.
WHY APC STATE GOVERNORS WERE ABSENT
At the meeting, POLITICS TIMES observed that state governors of the party were no where to be found. Their whereabouts has been explained by Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC.
“Because they are governors, they are governing their states. Don’t forget that elections are not defined in Abuja, it will take place in the 36 states and I’m sure there are APC members who are campaigning for the House of Assembly, various federal house and senate constituencies, governorship constituencies,” Oshiomhole said.
“So it will not be helpful to bring them to Abuja. Here it is about policies, it will consummated and translated to practice across the 36 states, 774 local governments and ward,” he added.