President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday gave reason for his re-election bid, noting that his desire to serve Nigerians with no personal gains impelled him to seek re-election coming 2019 general election.
Speaking at the All Progressives Party’s (APC) Ward Congress held at Bayagida Model Primary School in Daura, Katsina state, Mr President said that the passion to serve Nigerians, improve lives and not for selfish aggrandisement informed his choice to join partisan politics.
In his words, “I am not in politics for fun, frivolity or to amass wealth, I have always been driven by a deep sense of commitment to make a difference to the lives of our people.”
After my retirement from the army, or forceful retirement, I sat back and watched as events unfolded on the political turf, and realised the country needed an intervention for fairness, justice and inclusion of Nigerians in the issues that affect their lives,’’ Speaking further, Mr. President called for orderliness for the forthcoming 2019 general election, urging political parties, candidates and the electorate to put the country first and always remember that victory ultimately belongs to God. “
After going to the court so many times to challenge results of elections in 2003, 2007 and 2011, and going up to the Supreme Court, I concluded that ultimately it is God who determines who will win elections, and in 2015 I got here”, he said.