– President Buhari has told Nigerians why he deserves second term
– He said his achievements in various sectors should earn him continuity in 2019
– The president, therefore, appealed to Nigerians to vote for him again
President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to vote for him again to enable him to continue his work towards making Nigeria a better country.
Premium Times reports that President Buhari spoke during a meeting with religious leaders at an interfaith seminar in Abuja.
“I am proud to say that our country has moved on, the era of free money, lack of transparency and accountability is over. We deserve continuity; we deserve a better future for the coming generations,” Buhari said.
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury in England, was present at the event and delivered a keynote. John Onaiyekan, leader of the Catholic Church in Nigeria, and Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, were also present, according to a dispatch from the State House on Saturday, October 13.
President Buhari urged the religious leaders to continue to preach peace and unity, saying his government is working relentlessly to resolve all crises.
He also promised a seamless election in 2019 and urged all those who lost in the primaries to seek judicial redress or use internal resolution mechanisms of their respective political parties.
“I sincerely hope 2019 will move us closer to these goals and so I look forward to a peaceful, fair and credible elections come 2019,” Buhari said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Professor Danny McCain, ambassador, Global Scholars from the United States of America, said the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Buhari, and that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former vice president Atiku Abubakar, must accept the outcome of the 2019 presidential election to avoid bloodshed in the country.
Speaking on Friday, October 12, in Abuja, at the 9th annual Independence lecture with the theme: “The Nigeria of our Dream,” organised by The Change we NEED Nigeria Initiative, McCain said every vote must count.
He said the outcome of the election must reflect the aspirations of the people. He further expressed optimism that the next election would be peaceful as demonstrated by the former president Goodluck Jonathan when he accepted defeat and stepped down.
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