Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, said his government will continue to fight against corruption in the country despite facing numerous challenges.
“We are fighting corruption but it has not been easy,” Buhari said as he campaigned for re-election, reported Vanguard. “But we told the security agencies to keep a tab on those on our watch list and ensure that no stone is left unturned to ensure that those who have cases to answer do not escape justice.”
While addressing his supporters at the Ekiti Pavilion, Buhari said he would not be discouraged to rid the country of graft as he promised in 2015. The president was accompanied to the campaign event by the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, other senior party members, and governors including Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo State), Gboyega Oyetola, (Osun), Rotimi Akeredolu, (Ondo State) and Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun).
Buhari, who rode to power in 2015, pointed out that in addition to the fight against corruption, his government also made efforts to revamp the country’s economy and rebuild social infrastructure, such as roads, rail services, and power generation, in the last three and a half years. The incumbent President said he still remembers the promises he made four years ago, particularly the ones that had to do with corruption, insecurity and economic diversification.
“As part of our promises, we are building roads, rail lines, fighting corruption,” Muhammadu Buhari said. “We introduced Treasury Single Account and increased power supply, so Nigerians can have their own businesses.”
He said he was grateful to Ekiti voters as he achieved successes both the times he visited the place. The president said the efforts in infrastructure repair had yielding positive results. He went on to urge the people of Nigeria to vote for him and his party All Progressives Congress (APC) to allow him to fully deliver his promises.