Monday, February 11, 2019 6:49 pm
President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his commitment to the fight against corruption if re-elected for a second term.
Buhari said this at a presidential parley with monarchs in Abeokuta shortly after the All Progesssives Congress (APC) rally.
According to him, his mission to the state is to remind the people of Ogun where the country currently stands in the areas of security, economy and the fight against corruption.
He noted that fighting corruption remained the most difficult task and assured that he would not relent on this.
Also speaking, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said he believed that the current administration deserved a second term.
He reiterated the president’s resolve to tackle corruption, affirming that it was possible to build a country free of corruption.
“Our country’s major problem is corruption. Our country is not short of money or ideas but it is short of men of character to use the resources judiciously,” he said.
Osinbajo added that Buhari was the right person for the job “because he has the right character; even his enemies agree to that.’’
“We must support him in the interest of our future and the future of our children,” Osinbajo added.
Gov. Ibikunle Amosun, in his remarks, thanked the president for putting Ogun in the forefront of development in the country.
He thanked the president for completing many moribund projects in the country.
The governor also thanked the president for coming to the aid of the state during the last flood that ravaged the state in July 2018.
“We support President Buhari, not because we love him only, but because he’s a performing president.
“Rehabilitation of the Lagos/Ibadan expressway directly affects our state because 84.6 per cent of that road lies within the corridor of Ogun State.
“ When the road is completed, we’ll be beneficiaries of that road.
“Of all the roads that are being awarded, Ogun has 200km and concerning flooding, the president is even in the process of giving us money to make sure we don’t experience flood again,” he said.
Amosun urged the monarchs to prevail on their subjects to return Buhari’s favours by voting massively for him on Saturday.
Oba Aremu Gbadebo, the Alake and paramount ruler of Egbaland, in his remarks, thanked the president for his developmental strides and tremendous achievements in the country.
Gbadebo, who is the Chairman of the Obas Council, however urged the president to revive the Olokola Shore project and the Tongeji Island.
This, according to him, would boost the economy within the shores of Ogun and Nigeria as a whole.
He promised to deliver “more than 60 per cent of our support in this coming elections.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that monarchs present also included the Akarigbo of Remo, Oba Adewale Ajayi, the Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle and the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, who was represented by the Dagburewe of Idowa.