President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to dispossess looters of the public funds they stole, using such funds to develop more infrastructure across the country.
“I assure you, I am not going to change. I am going to be consistent, I will remain steadfast. Anybody who abuses trust will be exposed and he will be dispossessed of the public funds they stole.”
The President, who spoke to party supporters in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, in continuation of his presidential campaigns expressed joy with the large turn out of the crowd at the Aper Aku stadium, which he said showed that the Benue people believed in what his administration is doing to transform Nigeria.
He said that through the efforts of his government, the country has made tremendous success on improving the economy as well as tackling the challenge of insecurity in parts of the country and the fight against corruption.
“I stand before you to thank you most sincerely for deferring the weather and standing for hours to come and see and listen to us. I am very grateful.
“I am convinced that you believe in what we are doing and that you stand to support us even further. When I came to look for your vote in 2015, I promised three fundamental issues based on our party manifesto. Security, economy and fighting corruption. We will do roads, rail ways and provide electricity with monies recovered from looters.”
This was even as Senator George Akume told the party supporters that President Buhari is one of the few Nigerians who does not like money.
“He had opportunity to make money as Head of State, minister of petroleum and military administrators of north eastern states but did not amass wealth.
“Buhari has managed the economy very well and we are very proud of him. The landmark projects of the government are impacting positively on the lives of the people. “Mr. President, you promised to provide infrastructure and we are seeing it, you are not a man of talk but action- talk and do.”
Senator Akume assured the President that the people of Bunue have cordial relationship with the Fulanis and will sustain the relationship if the candidate of the APC in Benue Emmanuel Jime is voted as governor in the March 2nd election.
He said that President Buhari will record 70 percent of the votes in the coming elections.
Senator Akume said that Benue stands for free, fair and credible election.
Akume called the attention of the President to what’s he called ‘the problem is the militarization of the state, accusing the state governor of livestock guards to intimidate the opposition.
National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole in his remarks, said governors have the responsibility to guarantee security of lives and property and must be seen to compliment the federal government in this regard.
According to him, the candidate of the APC in Benue in the election has the capacity to do so, and improve the lives of the citizens.
“We need leaders who will not blame others for their failures. Nation’s develop when leaders bring ideas to move the country forward.”