Nigerian incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday visited two southwestern Nigeria states, seeking their support for his re-election bid ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
The president was in Ondo and Ekiti states in continuation of his nationwide campaign tour for a second term and promised to secure the country for the future.
Buhari met with the traditional rulers and some other politicians in Ado Ekiti, capital of Ekiti where he sought their support for his government to guarantee peace in the country.
The president said he had not disappointed Nigerians on the promises he made in 2015 to secure the nation, fight corruption and diversify the economy.
Buhari, who asked the electorate for votes for his re-election, said if re-elected, he would get rid of corruption in the country.
Those found culpable in corrupt acts would be prosecuted, he added, noting that his 2015 campaign promises of revamping the economy, security and fighting corruption had been fulfilled.
On his part, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said the present administration had taken youth engagement seriously, hence the introduction of NPower initiative.
Osinbajo added that the initiative had engaged 500,000 young people, promising that the number would be increased to 1.5 million in future.
The vice president stated that the planned railway line would create jobs for different strata of people.
According to him, more power distribution companies will be engaged to supply power and the government is partnering with some solar power suppliers to provide electricity to some parts of the state.
Nigeria will hold this year’s general elections on Feb. 16 to elect the president and national assembly members, and on March 2 to elect state governors and state houses of assembly members. Enditem