The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the “scanty” attendance of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign mega rally in Abuja on Wednesday is an indication that he has been rejected by Nigerians.
In a statement issued by its spokesman, Kola Olgbindiyan, the PDP said the scanty attendance in most of President Buhari’s rallies in various parts of the country has further revealed that the APC only fabricated figures in their claims that 14.8 members of the APC voted for him at their convention.
“President Buhari, who was pelted by Nigerians at his campaign rally in Ogun state on Monday, again slurred at the Abuja rally and, as usual, could not even articulate any meaningful message for his very scanty audience at the Eagle Square in Abuja,” the statement read in part.
It counselled officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security agencies to note the tide and “extricate themselves from any form of entanglement or pact to rig the elections for President Buhari, as they will be doing so at their own peril.”
However, PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday assured Nigerians that they will not regret voting for him for another four years as he will ensure that infrastructures were put in place.
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The President also said that in the early days of his administration, Niger Delta Militants were unleashed on his administration to frustrate his efforts of bringing the country back to right track but promised that when he returns back for another four year mandate, he will not spare those that had looted and mismanaged the nation’s resources.
President Buhari who was speaking at the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential campaign in Abuja noted that the previous administration in the country admitted that the sum of $16 billion was spent on power while there was no power anywhere.
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President Buhari explained that with little resources available to the present APC-led government, he has achieved a lot in terms of provision of critical infrastructure in various sectors of the economy across the country.
He said, “When we came, the price of crude from over $100 average, went down to $37 and $38 and then the militants were unleashed on this administration but we have all now overcome those difficulties.
The President explained that the government has achieved on the campaign promises it made in 2015, security, economy and the fight against corruption. “I want to remind everybody where the country was before we came in in May 2015 where we are now.