Buhari Kicks Off Campaign, Sends Strong Warning To Politicians

Lester Mason
Ноября 21, 2018

The Presidency has frowned at the media report on the unceremonious departure of some service chiefs from the venue of the launch of "Next Level 2019", describing it as "absolutely unnecessary".

President Buhari joined family members, friends, professional colleagues and political associates of the former governor in celebrating the many years of service to God and humanity, and obvious impact of his leadership style.

"Our resolution to adopt President Muhammadu Buhari as our candidate has been made easy for us by the leading opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who elected former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as their Presidential Candidate for the 2019 Presidential election".

"Corruption is an existential threat to Nigeria". The country emerged from its first recession in a quarter of a century - largely caused by low crude prices - a year ago.

The president however says actions like placing all government revenues and funds recovered in corruption investigations into the Treasury Single Account (TSA), have buffered the country from oil dependency.

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That had protected government coffers from corruption when oil receipts - which make up two-thirds of revenues - were low, he said.

Addressing journalists in Abuja, the National Chairman of UPP, Chief Chekwas Okorie said that the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party acting on behalf of its National Executive Committee, NEC, and after extensive consultations with all stakeholders endorsed and adopted President Buhari for next year's election.

President Buhari had on Sunday inaugurated campaign manual for his re-election in 2019 with a call on politicians to be peaceful and decent in their campaigns and avoid any act capable of setting the nation ablaze.

Abubakar is expected to unveil his policy plans on Monday.

He said there was "scope for over 15 million new jobs" by expanding a nationwide vocational skills programme and improving access to credit for entrepreneurs and artisans.

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