Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has revealed the reason that prompted his decision to join partisan politics after his release from prison. Receiving youth leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who came from different parts of the country to pay him a visit in Abuja, the Nigerian leader said he opted for politics after he came out clean on his integrity by those who detained him after the 1985 military coup and who thoroughly checked his record as governor of the North East, Minister of Petroleum and Head of State and found nothing incriminating.
“After I was released and nothing was found on me I took interest in politics. This is what pushed me into partisan politics; to serve with integrity. So I decided to try leadership as a civilian, after taking off the military uniform,’’ he added.
About his second tenure as President, Buhari assured the youths that he would be more firm, focused and relentless in delivering results, especially in securing the country, stimulating the economy to work for all, and fighting corruption.
“I am currently serving my last term in office. I swore by the constitution to defend the country, and I will do the needful for the country,’’ President Buhari said.
National Youth Leader of the APC, Comrade Sadiq Shuaibu Abubakar in his remarks congratulated the President for winning the Presidential elections in 2019, assuring him that the youths will continue to support his policies and vision of greatness for the country.
He beckoned on the President to get more youths involved in governance so as to learn from his “treasured wisdom.