President Muhammadu Buhari has described those who defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as those that are selfish and weak and unable to key into the the vision of his administration.
The President stated this on Tuesday in Abuja while accepting the Expression of Interest and Nomination Form to contest the 2019 Presidential election on the platform of the APC from a political group, Nigerian Consolidation Ambassadors Network, NCAN, at the Presidential Villa.
President Buhari who said he was happy the honour done him by the group made up of youths from different parts of the country, claimed that the vision to rescue the country started in 2002, adding that the country reached a hopeless state in 2006, making him to contest for the Presidency in 2007.
According to him, he was moved by the state of the country where selfish interest of elected leaders was more important than national interest, stressing that the 2007 election in the country was a disgrace.
“I am honoured today to receive youths from all over the country contributing to buy the form for me. The weakest whose sense of expectation do not align with our vision have exited our party.”
Commenting on those who left the APC, the President said: “We now have a party of strong and patriotic people who are ready to work for a strong Nigeria.”
Speaking on his achievements so far in office, Buhari listed completed rail projects and new ones under construction, government support for farmers, including the rehabilitation of fertilizer plants, introduction of the Treasury Single Account, TSA, which he said has reduce stealing in public service as well as provision of jobs and cash for the most vulnerable Nigerians
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