President Muhammadu Buhari has urged his supporters not to panic, saying his return to power in 2019 is non-negotiable.
He also described those seeking to unseat him in next year’s general elections as enemies who stole from the nation blindly and should be avoided.
Buhari, who was represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, cited infrastructural development, fight against corruption, Treasury Single Account and school feeding programme as some of the achievements that have endeared him to the people.
He wondered why the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which he accused of plundering the nation’s resources, would want to stage a return in 2019, especially after his own government has made the country “the best economy” in Africa.
Prominent guests at the event included the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode, and Senators George Akume, Ayogu Eze and Abu Ibrahim.
Tinubu vowed that the APC would beat down the PDP, flaying what he described as political prostitution by PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
He also criticised Senate President Bukola Saraki for allegedly riding on the ruling party’s mandate to give a lifeline to the opposition.
Osinbajo’s campaign train stopped at the Nyanya and Karu areas of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, yesterday for the commencement of a door-to-door campaign.
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