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Why Buhari deserves second term – Lai Mohammed



The Minister of Information and Culture , Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said that President Muhammadu Buhari deserved a second term because , in the past three and half years , he has impacted positively in the lives of Nigerians.
The minister who was a guest on Channels Television programme “ Politics Today ” on Sunday night said the President had leveraged his legendary integrity and acumen in managing resources both human and materials to reinvent governance .

He stressed that Buhari had delivered on the three campaign promises he made which were , fighting corruption , tackling insecurity and revamping the economy .

“ Today , under President Buhari , Nigerians can dream and hope because he has rebranded governance and put the country on the path of sustainable growth and development .

“ He is investing in infrastructure and reinventing the most ambitious social programme in the history of the nation.

“ The President is ensuring that the people do not loot the common resources and ensuring that Nigeria is self – sufficient in food production

“ Above all , he has brought honour and respect back to the country and fighting all sorts of insecurity in the country , ” he said .

Reacting to the allegation of non -submission of the President ’ s certificate to INEC , the minister said it was “ a non -issue and a mere distraction ”

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“ We have moved beyond that . Let me quote what former President Olusegun Obasanjo said in 2015 during this saga of the President ’ s certificate .

“ Obasanjo said that it is an insult on a man , who rose to the echelon in Nigeria Army , attended the War College in the US and Staff College in Nigeria , for anyone to start asking whether he has a certificate or not .

“ I think I want to rest this case on that because it is a non – issue, ” the minister said .

Speaking on the President ’ s health , Mohammed said that the President had fully recovered and fit to discharge his duties .

The minister also said they were not worried by the endorsement of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate , by Obasanjo because “ it is Nigerians that will decide who will govern them ” .

“ It is Nigerians that are going to vote at the 2019 elections.

“ They will make a choice between going back to the era of inefficiency , looting , decay in infrastructure and the era of integrity when the economy is being revived and insurgency is being tackled.

“ It is not what Obasanjo says that matters because I am sure Nigerians will make the right choice , ” he said .

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