“I Came Back To Power In This ‘Agbada’ To Convince Nigerians To Make Sacrifices” – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the belief that the future of Nigeria will only be salvaged by those who love the country. He revealed that he came back to power as a democratic president to convince Nigerians to make sacrifices for Nigeria’s future.
The president said this during a dinner with the All Progressives Congress (APC) Aspirants Forum at the Presidential Villa yesterday, October 30, 2018. The forum is a group of APC members who are unhappy with the conduct of the party’s recently-concluded primary elections and are rumoured to be planning to dump the party.
In a statement signed by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari urged the aggrieved party members to be patient in service of the nation. Buhari said,
“I urge you to stay faithful if your objective is to serve the country. I came back to power in this ‘agbada’’ to convince Nigerians to make sacrifices that the country needs now for a better future.”
While noting that not everyone will be appeased by the party, he urged aggrieved members to maintain faith in the party and the country. He said the primary motivation to contest elections should be to improve the country and vowed there will be more future opportunities for them to serve the nation. He said they must be vigilant and not associate with people of questionable integrity in their bid to achieve political convenience.
“Those who mismanaged the resources of the country are still very much around, with incredible wealth,” he said.