In a speech delivered on Monday in Yola, Adamawa State, President Muhammadu Buhari urged voters to support the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Senate, House of Representatives, and House of Assembly, as well as Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shettima, who are running for president and vice president, respectively.
President Buhari told voters that they can trust Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Jagaban of Borgu, as well as his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima.
Buhari said, “I am delighted to be here today in Yola, Adamawa State, to be part of the campaign of our candidates for different offices in the country, starting from presidential to gubernatorial, national and state assemblies. It is the All Progressives Congress (APC) from top to bottom.
“APC for President! APC for Governor! APC for Senate! APC for House of Representatives! APC for Assembly Members!,’’ the President noted.
According to Buhari, the APC had a vision of making Adamawa State more peaceful, progressive and prosperous.
“Your contributions in Adamawa State to our national development can be attested to by your output in agriculture, fishery, livestock, industry, manufacturing, commerce, and mining, among others.
“Your achievements in the areas of education have made us proud and given us immense joy and satisfaction. Adamawa people are progressive in nature, and it is time to prove it once again.
“Our vision for Adamawa as a peaceful, progressive and prosperous state is strong and enduring. With your perseverance and determination, the All Progressives Congress (APC) will make Adamawa a model state in all areas of endeavour,’’ he stated.
The President called on youths in the state and country to pursue values that will bring honour to their families and the country, advising that Nigeria’s image could only be improved by the citizens.
“Let me now speak to the youths of our country, and Adamawa State particularly. I want you to know that you mean so much to us. Please remain loyal and patriotic citizens, learn from your elders and behave responsibly at all times.
“There can be no other place better than this country that promises so much to us and beckons us to greater prosperity.
“I want you to remain true to our ideals of decency, respect and accountability. You should bear your responsibilities seriously and acquit yourself well in all that you are called on to do.
“You should all come out and vote in the forthcoming elections, exercise your franchise responsibly and do not allow yourselves to be misled by vain sentiments and idle promises.
“Let me remind you and the entire people of Nigeria that the eyes of the world will be on you come February and March 2023. Therefore do not give in to temptation and allow yourselves to be manipulated,’’ he added.
Buhari advised the youths to remain loyal to the APC by sensitizing on the gains of the party and voting for its candidates at various levels.
“I wish especially to thank you for reposing your trust in me and giving me your support during the last two presidential elections.
“I want you to continue with this spirit and remain loyal to our party the APC. I want you to support our candidates at all levels in the state and federal elections. You can trust Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Jagaban of Borgu, our party’s flag-bearer and presidential candidate, together with his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima.
“I want you to vote for them massively, retain the party in power at the centre, and also return Adamawa to the rank of the progressives.
“I want you to wholeheartedly embrace the message of “RENEWED HOPE” on which our candidates and party are campaigning,’’ the President said.
Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, the national chairman of the APC, urged people to choose Asiwaju Tinubu for president and Sen. Binani for governor of Adamawa State in his remarks.
Adamu gave the enormous crowd of party members gathered at Muhammadu Buhari Square his word that both candidates had successfully handled duties at various levels of government and would cooperate for the good of the populace.
Asiwaju Tinubu, the APC’s presidential candidate, congratulated the president for guiding the nation with integrity and for establishing new benchmarks for development initiatives.
“Nigeria is blessed. We have integrity in President Buhari. Whatever damage the Poverty Development Party, PDP, have done, we will replace it with joy, prosperity, happiness and employment for our people.
“We will get you engaged properly. We will pay attention to your needs. Vote Binani for governor of the state, and when we are elected, we will work together to provide good water, education, and health and end killings and kidnapping,” he said.
Binani begged Aisha Buhari, the first lady, Nuhu Ribadu, and Abdulrazak Namdas, a member of the House of Representatives, to work with her to ensure victory at the polls and advance the state.
Murtala Nyako, a former governor of Adamawa State, advised voters to support Asiwaju Tinubu for president and Binani for governor of the state, saying that Tinubu and Kashim Shettima, his vice presidential candidate, had previously established the standard for effective governance as former governors.
He asserted that Binani would build on the state’s prior successes and address anomalies in leadership and development, particularly with regard to putting the needs of the populace first and promoting inclusive governance.