President Muhammadu Buhari says the unity, security, and prosperity of Nigeria would matter most to him, beyond his days in office as President.
He stated this in Abuja, while receiving APC stakeholders that paid him a visit.
The President expressed delight that the party was propelling rightly on towards that eventuality.
He thanked the delegation, led by the National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, for the kind words on his role in processes leading to the emergence of the party’s candidate, and his running mate, for the Presidential election in February, next year.
The President expressed confidence that Shettima would not disappoint the party, and Nigerians at large.
He also commended the party for resolving to further mobilise more Nigerians, particularly the youth, to register, and get their Permanent Voters Cards.
The National Chairman of the party, the Chairman, the Progressives Governors Forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, and Senator Shettima, in separate remarks, expressed gratitude to the President for his exemplary leadership, which has strengthened the party in the aftermath of the convention and primaries.
‘‘Under pressure to dictate or suggest , you were determined that the democratic process should be given the opportunity to work and what we have seen is that democratic processes can produce very excellent results.
‘‘We have a Presidential Candidate and a running mate, whom we are all proud of.’’
The Kebbi Governor attributed the gradual return of normalcy to the North Eastern part of the country to the spirited interventions approved by the President, acknowledging the rise in agricultural activities and food production in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.
The Vice Presidential candidate reiterated the willingness of the APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu and himself to serve Nigeria with justice, equity and fairness.
‘‘We want to solicit the support of the President once INEC lifts the ban on open-air campaigns and we want to latch on to your achievements and brand name to victory, and consolidate the leadership of the party,’’ he said.