The All Progressives Congress (APC) congresses which took place on Saturday, May 5 across the country has been described by President Muhammadu Buhari as a sign the party's constitution is supreme; he also said the events show Nigerians' belief in democracy
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, May 5 reacted to the generally peaceful manner in which the All Progressives Congress (APC) congresses took place across the country.
The president expressed his joy over the conduct of people at the events. He said: "The APC ward congresses today are a demonstration of our firm belief in the ideals of democracy, and the supremacy of the party’s constitution.
"Also a reminder that politics should be driven, not by selfish ambition, but by a desire to serve the people and improve their lives.
"I am not in politics for fun, frivolity or to amass wealth. I have always been driven by a deep sense of commitment to make a difference to the lives of our people. And my decision to seek a second term in office is informed by this passion to truly serve Nigeria and Nigerians.
Legit.ng earlier reported that in a statement signed by Malam Garba Shehu, one of his spokespersons, Buhari spoke at the on-going ward congress of the APC held at Bayagida Model Primary School in Daura.
In the statement, the president also maintained that the passion to serve and see real changes in the lives of Nigerians informed his choice to join partisan politics in the first place, and this, he said, inspired him to contest elections in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015.
Also, Legit.ng reported that Buhari urged the party executives elected in his Sarkin Yara A electoral ward to discharge their responsibilities with fear of God and in accordance with the party constitution.
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