President Buhari on Christmas day in Abuja said his re-election campaign will focus on the scorecard of his administration in the key areas of security, economy and the fight against corruption.
Speaking at a Christmas Homage by residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) led by the Minister, Mohammed Bello, President Buhari said these three overarching issues were still as relevant to the country as it was before the 2015 polls that brought the APC-led government to power.
‘‘Very soon we will go to the geopolitical zones to remind the people of our promises in 2015 on three fundamental things: [security, economy and the fight against corruption].
‘‘Unless we secure the country, we cannot manage it properly… that is why shortly after I was elected, I went to Chad, Niger, Cameroon and the Republic of Benin to seek their support in the fight against the insurgency.
‘‘People in the North East know that we have recorded remarkable improvement in the fight against Boko Haram,’’ he said.
President Buhari also used the occasion to reassure Nigerians that his administration remains committed to tackling kidnapping and banditry in addition to finding a lasting solution to the conflict between herders and sedentary farmers. He also told the gathering, comprising religious, political and traditional leaders in the FCT that his administration has done more work with less resources in agriculture, infrastructure and social investments, considering the state of the economy it inherited from the previous administration.