- President Buhari's re-election will secure future of unborn generation, minister of foreign affairs has said
- Geoffrey Onyeama claimed that the current economic hardship in the country was as a result of lost opportunities occasioned by corruption in past administrations
- The minister said the president was not in the race to enrich himself, but to bequeath a great future for the country
Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama says presidential election scheduled for February 16 will avail Nigerians the opportunity to determine the future of generations unborn.
Onyeama disclosed this on Tuesday, February 5, in Amagunze in Nkanu East local government area of Enugu state in continuation of President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election presidential campaign tour of the state
The minister noted that the current economic hardship in the country was as a result of lost opportunities occasioned by corruption in past administrations.
He said that President Buhari was worried that in spite of the abundant material resources in the country, Nigerians were still living below poverty line.
The minister said the president was not in the race to enrich himself, but to bequeath a great future for the country.
Onyeama, however, appealed to the people of the area to support the re-election of the president.
“A vote for Buhari is a vote for the good of your children. This is an opportunity to reshape this country," he said.
The minister said the president’s second term would afford the party’s administration the opportunity to consolidate on its achievements so far.
He said that the agricultural revolution of the current administration had made the country self sufficient in rice production. "It will be tragic if another party wins the election,” he said.
Ada Ogbu, a chieftain of the party, said it was unthinkable to imagine the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) return to power.
Ogbu said PDP had every opportunity to make the country one of the most economically viable in the world but lost it.
“Let us all support the re-election of the president, because it is the way to go for Ndigbo. He will win and it will be good to count us as part of the success story,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the ruling All Progressives Congress described the recent trip by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to the USA, as a desperate move to deceive Nigerians.
APC’s national publicity secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, said that the latest report showed that Atiku was just granted a temporary waiver to enter the US.
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