PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has declared that he took over a sick nation in 2015 and described the achievements of his administration for about four years now as justifiable.
Buhari made the remark on Friday during his re-election campaign rally in Kaduna State, held at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, the capital city.
The president said in the course of his leadership of the country, he had been able to stabilise the economy and secured more towns and villages which were hitherto occupied by Boko Haram insurgents.
President Buhari, who spoke in Hausa language, stressed that one of his major achievements was not allowing criminals to have a field day with the nation’s wealth.
The president had arrived in Kaduna at 3.00 p.m. in company with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and Governors Atiku Bagudu, Abdulaziz Yari and Akinwunmi Ambode of Kebbi, Zamfara and Lagos states.
The Director General of Buhari Campaign Council, Rotimi Amaechi, in his remark, urged the people of the state to vote for President Buhari because he had done enough for Nigerians to earn a fresh mandate.
He asked the electorate to also vote for other candidates of the party.
Also speaking, the Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai, said the president, since 2003, had never failed to secure “the mandatory votes” in Kaduna, saying that on February 16, he would get 80 per cent of the total votes cast in the state.
The governor promised that three states of Kaduna, Kano and Katsina would boost Buhari’s chances of winning the presidential election.
He criticised the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for celebrating the visit of its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to the United States, describing the visit as a scam.
“There is nothing to celebrate. His going to America after 12 years is nothing to celebrate but, regrettably, the PDP is seeing that as an achievement,” he said.
Also, speaking, the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, expressed optimism that the party and Buhari would coast to victory next month because of what the president had been able to do within a short time.