President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will not relent in its efforts until it places the country in its right position among the comity of nations.
He has therefore appealed to Nigerians to renew the mandate they overwhelmingly gave him in 2015, to enable him complete the good work he has a already started.
The President made the remark on Thursday at the State House banquet hall, while inaugurating the Women and Youth campaign Team for his re-election.
He said: “I am happy to tell you that we have made numerous landmark achievements and the change we promised remains unshaken and continues until we return Nigeria on track, to assume its rightful place among the comity of nations. My association with Nigerians has been for very long and is characterised by loyalty to the course of change.”
He noted that the inauguration of a special campaign team for women and youth was to underscore their importance to the administration as well as support the Buhari/Osibanjo Presidential campaign Council, adding that women and youth are the backbone of the Nigerian electorate.
He therefore urged them to spearhead the campaigns, as they would be the direct beneficiaries of his re-election.
“It is with great pleasure that I welcome members of the newly constituted Women and Youth Presidential Campaign Team and all my supporters to this inauguration. The Women and Youth Presidential Campaign Team being inaugurated today was constituted to support the Presidential Campaign Council which I chair. This shows the importance with which we view the role of women and youths as the backbone of the Nigerian electorate. As such, they should be the drivers of our campaign, more so, they are the major direct and indirect beneficiaries of our social investment programs,” he said.
The Nigerian leader, who appreciated the effort of all members of his party, the All Progressives Congress APC for their show of support at all times, charged members of the women and youth campaign team to sustain their loyalty to the party and to him.
“I wish to use this opportunity to commend our party men and women for their unwavering support and commitment. I call on them to redouble their efforts and re-elect us in February, so that they can witness the next level of CHANGE.
“In carrying out this assignment, I expect from members of this team the same loyalty and support which you exhibited in 2015. Let us remind Nigerians about our plans, our good work and achievements: Tell the people why they should give us another four years. Our dream is to sustain CHANGE so that all systemic distortions can be corrected and we can enjoy the fruits of being Nigerians under the banner of freedom. It is also our hope that our unborn children will inherit a better nation,” President Buhari stated.
He thanked all Nigerian citizens for their love and support, as he urged them not to be distracted, as the country is on course under his leadership.
Also speaking, the director General, Buhari Campaign Organization, Rotimi Amaechi, who was represented, expressed optimism that President Buhari would be re-elected in February, in appreciation of the good works he has done for the country.
Amaechi thanked the women and youth for exhibiting their support for the President’s re-election.
He therefore urged them to go to the nooks and crannies of the country to mobilize support and votes for the President, to enable him do more for the country.
The event was attended by the Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, wifes of State Governors, top government functionaries and women and youth representatives from across the country.
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