On Sunday, the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has appealed to politicians in every sphere of the country to ensure they carry out their election campaigns peacefully as campaigns for the 2019 elections begin.
The President made the appeal at an event to kickstart his 2019 reelection campaign which he did with the launch of a “Campaign Manual/Next Level Document”, at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja.
Buhari reminded supporters of the governing All Progressives Congress, top party officials and government functionaries of the need to remain calm and law abiding in promoting themselves and their party to the electorate.
The President assured Nigerians of better days ahead if elected for a second term in office. He said his administration had recorded milestone in the last three years, and is looking forward to fulfilling more if given a new term
“I am not unmindful that the national assembly and the presidential campaign starts today, I will implore candidates to go about the campaigns peacefully and decently, We have no other country, let us not set it ablaze because of politics.
The president then talked about his plans for the education sector. He said, “Every child counts – and simply, whatever it takes to prepare our teachers, curriculum and classrooms to attain the right educational goals that grow our country, will be done. We will remodel 10,000 schools every year and retain our teachers to impart science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics using coding, animation, robotics to re-interpreter our curriculum.”
He said his administration had done a lot in fighting corruption but admitted that there is still much to do.
“We are committed to deepening the work we started this first term such that the nation’s assets and resources continue to be organised and utilised to do good for the common man. Corruption is an existential threat to Nigeria. Despite the gains we have made in closing the gates, we know that there is still much ground to cover to stop the systemic corruption,” he said.
“The next four years will be quite significant for our country. Nigeria is faced with a choice to keep building a new Nigeria – making a break from its tainted past which favoured an opportunistic few.
“Our choices will shape us – our economic security and our future prosperity. Nigeria, more than ever before, needs a stable and people-focused government to move the agenda for our country forward.”
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