President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged people doubting his achievements, saying that he has delivered on his campaign promises.
Speaking yesterday in Uyo during the flag-off of his campaigns in the South-South region, President Buhari said he has delivered in the area of security, economy and fighting corruption as he promised Nigerians.
He said though the menace of Boko Haram remains a challenge in some parts of the country, he has so far battled Boko haram to a stand still.
He noted that though members of the sect have adopted a new approach of indoctrinating young men and women to embark on suicide bombing, efforts were seriously being made to battle insurgency to a stand still.
He said however, unemployment remained a challenge in the country but that the government is working to tackle the problem.
He added that Nigerians will get periodic information on recovered loots and that the government will not stop prosecuting corrupt politicians.
He said the single treasury account adopted by his administration has and will continue to assist the federal government in its fight against corruption.
He assured the people that they would not regret voting him into office and commended the party for organising the event.
“We promised to fight corruption, tackle insecurity and improve the economy, and as you can see, Boko Haram is no longer in control of Borno state, they have rather resorted to inductrinating young men and women to go on suicide bombing. By the grace of God we are going to clear them off.
“I will not stop arresting corrupt politicians. Very soon i will inform Nigerians of funds recovered from looters. I will ensure that i recover Nigeria and no Nigerian will ever regret voting me and the APC.
“We will not go back on single treasury account, it is meant to ensure transparency, because every federal government money that goes in there can easily be traced,” he said.
Also speaking, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress party, Mr Bola Tinubu, has said re-electing President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 will give Nigerians hope and cause the diversification of the economy.
Tinubu who called on the people of the state to support President Buhari, stated that Buhari is strongly determined to redirect governance, adding that the APC government will continue to support Akwa Ibom in the renewal of sustainable development.
He said that Nigeria had been yearning for change from corruption, change from laziness and change for development and for a diversified economy.
He noted that if the past administration in the country had concentrated on one project like electricity, it would have been better, adding that if the PDP come back, it would take the country backwards.
According to him, the country is marching forward for development and economic prosperity adding that the party would continue to support the fight against corruption in the country.
“Sixteen years of PDP will never come back to this country, we are strongly determined to reverse the course of governance, we are building on a new foundation for the youths and new generation yet unborn,’’ he said.
The Director General of Buhari Campaign Organisation and Minister for Transport, Mr Chibuike Amaechi denied that the APC did not promise to make one Naira equalivalent to $1, and reduce the price of petrol when it was campaigning in 2015 to win the presidential election.
The minister said they were no magicians to have made such promises, adding that the party promised to fight corruption which it has done and of which the opposition even testifies.
He said the election of President Mmuhammadu Buhari would ensure the creation of more employment opportunities in the country with the construction of railway lines in many parts of the country.
According to him, Nigeria must change for the better saying that the federal government has been able to restrict attacks by Boko Haram insurgency to Borno State unlike in the past when many towns and cities in the country were randomly attacked by the insurgents.
Also speaking, APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole said character is what will form the basis of the campaign of the party.
He said though the opposition has continue to throw mud Buhari, the President can speak outside the country, a feat which the PDP candidate cannot achieve.
In the course of his speech, Oshiomole handed over the party’s flag to the gubernatorial candidates representing Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Delta and Cross River states.
Earlier, the State Chairman of the APC in Akwa Ibom state, Mr Ini Okopido, said during his welcome speech that the party will deliver the state’s vote for President in 2019.
Okopido who said the visit of President Buhari was symbolic, added that the party was pleased with the state appointments made so far by the President.
He said Akwa Ibom State will be one of the states to fall for APC come 2019 elections, and noted that the party was happy to have the President in the state.