Nigeria’s President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, has restated his commitment to enthroning the culture of efficiency in the management of the country’s affairs.
General Buhari made the statement during a rally organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on Tuesday.
At the event, which was said to be a thank-you visit by the President-elect, to show appreciation for the people’s support towards his emergence as Nigeria’s next leader, General Buhari promised to ensure that no part of the country would be left out in his plan to put Nigeria on growth path again.
“We are committed to a multi-party system. We are committed to it because it will empower our ordinary people because their vote is their strength.
“When I came here the first time to ask for your vote, I reminded you of the national programme – insecurity, the economy and corruption.
“This vicious cycle, the APC has promised to change it as quickly as we can.
“We are developing a political culture in Nigeria, a culture of efficiency. Our objective is to secure Nigeria and efficiently manage it.
“I am surprised about the gains of the capital market and the gains that the Naira has made against the dollar,” General Buhari said.
Support Governor Okorocha’s Second Term Bid
The President-elect also urged the people to support Governor Okorocha’s second term bid.
“That is why I come to thank you as I said and to beg you in the name of God to go and work very hard and to make sure that Governor Rochas Okorocha has a resounding victory over anybody contesting with him.
“Make sure you form the government in the center and in the state,” he stressed.
Other APC leaders present at the rally included the party’s National Chairman, Mr John Oyegun, former governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chris Ngige and the host, Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, who is seeking re-election as governor of the state.
Also addressing supporters, Mr John Oyegun, urged the APC supporters to go out and vote for the incumbent governor.
He described Governor Okorocha as “a man of vision that deserves a second term in office” to complete developmental projects that he had started.
In a speech, Governor Okorocha expressed optimism that the President-elect would end corruption in Nigeria and bring smile to the down trodden in Nigeria.
He promised the people that the APC would fulfil its promises to Nigerians.