President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria and Nigerians are constantly on his mind. The president stated this on Monday at the closing ceremony of a workshop on voter education organised by the All Progressives Congress directorate of election planning and monitoring. Buhari said his administration has no free money to give to everybody but it will continue to provide infrastructural facilities to all parts of the country with the meager resources available.
President Buhari pledged that the APC-led administration will continue to build more roads, rail lines and provide more power for speedy transformation of the country. He, therefore, charged participants of the workshop to convince ordinary voters on the need to vote APC in the forthcoming election.
Buhari said: “Please try and convince our ordinary voters for the sacrifice they are making that as far as this system is concerned we are all the same because I have one vote each. “Let them feel they are important enough as Nigerian citizens. Therefore, we need their support and cooperation, let them come and vote for us.
“We don’t have money to give everybody. We will use the money for the provision of infrastructure – we will try and do your roads, we will try and do the rail and we will improve on power. “I assure you that I go to bed and wake up thinking about Nigerians and Nigeria.”
President Buhari, who expressed optimism that the APC would emerge victorious in the general election, said the results of the recent bye-elections conducted in Edo, Ondo, Osun and Ekiti had further boosted his morale. He said: “The bye-elections in Kogi and Rivers were disastrous under the former party leadership as people were killed, properties lost and I as the President was very uncomfortable and unhappy.
“But the elections in Edo and Ondo partially resuscitated my morale because we won those elections. “And then of course, subsequently we have virtually been winning all bye-elections – Ekiti and Osun and so on.
“This is done not because merely we are in power but because we decided to rebuild the party from bottom upwards so that people that represent the party and members of the party at each constituency will know whom they would trust for nomination as their representatives at local, state and federal levels.
“These are not there by accident. We sat and planned them at the hierarchy of the party and I’m very pleased you are here representing all the constituencies in the country. “We have no other interest than to serve this country and to serve our people.”