The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari, has extolled the virtues of his running mate, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo,describing him as the best.
Buhari said the key role of Osinbajo in the delivery of the ‘Change Agenda’,cannot be over-emphasised, noting that his vast experience and intellectual capacity remain second to none.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, who disclosed this via his official Facebook handle, said,the position of the Vice President as the Head of National Economic Council (NEC) is pivotal to the success story of the present administration in the country.
“Osinbajo being the Chairman of NEC is in a very strong position to know what we are earning and what we are doing with the earnings.
“I am very pleased with his vast experience and intellect. He has captured effectively what the administration has done and I commend him for playing a very great part in that. Thank you, Mr Vice President,” Buhari said.
Adesina added the President told the traditional rulers that in all the States he had visited so far for his re-election bid, that he had taken time to explain to Nigerians the achievements, programmes and future plans of his government in the three key areas of economy, security and anti-corruption.
‘‘On the promises on security, I have mentioned repeatedly that the people of the North -East appreciate our undertakings because you cannot manage a country unless it is secure. We have succeeded in that and we thank God,”the President hinted.
He noted that Nigeria has attained food security under his administration, saying that many farmers have attested to the fact that fertilisers are now available and affordable.
According to the APC Presidential candidate, fighting corruption is the most difficult under our system and we have not relented.
“We are steadfast in our determination to ensure that those who abuse trust are brought before the law and punished,’’ he said.
President Buhari appealed to the traditional rulers to endeavour to prevail on their subjects to be law abiding and show respect to constituted authority during and after the general elections,commending them for their efforts on voters education.
“I am happy for what you have done on voter education so that your people can choose whoever they like from whatever party,’’ he said.