Ahead of Saturday’s (tomorrow’s) presidential and National Assembly elections, President Muhammadu Buhari has said, he would remain in power and take Nigeria forward for the next four years.
He told CNN Africa that nobody will unseat him in an interview aired this Friday on the verified Instagram page of the international media platform.
Answering question on fears about his ability to run the country for a second term, Buhari said he was ready to continue as Nigeria’s leader and take the country forward for the next four years.
“This is a vibrant democracy. You came in, unseating the incumbent. Are you worried the same could happen to you?” his interviewer asked.
Responding, Buhari answered, “No. Nobody would unseat me. I am ready to take this country forward for the next four years.”
On the issue of Boko Haram Buhari said, “We have 774 local governments in this country. They (Boko Haram) used to hold 17. They are not technically holding any local government now.
“But they are indoctrinating young men and women, especially girls, wrap them up with explosives and let them explode them in soft targets like churches, mosques, marketplaces, motor parks and other places.
“Of course, we are doing our best (to contain the terror) and we thank some foreign countries in Europe and the United States for training our armed forces and going to the battlefront to see how they have performed.”
The race for the presidency seat is considered to be between incumbent President Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The two are Fulanis and from the northern part of Nigeria while their running mates are from the Southern part of Nigeria.