👤 By Uthman Muhammed, DENISAURUS News
President Muhammadu Buhari took his re-election campaign to Sokoto today, where he promised to continue the good work he started in 2015.
The 76-year-old president, who arrived at the Ginginya Stadium in Sokoto this afternoon, also stated that the mission of his Government would remain the same.
He said: “We have succeeded in fighting Boko Haram, our farming system has tremendously improved and corruption has generously been addressed.
“I want to assure you that our party will continue in this direction in order to ensure that we successfully protect the integrity of Nigerians and our country.”
DENISAURUS News understands that the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC will be heading to Kebbi after his visit in Sokoto, where a mammoth crowd have already gathered to received him.
Meanwhile, a former President, Olusegun Obasanjo and a former Defence Minister, Theophilus Danjuma believe President Buhari is planning to use state machinery to rig the elections scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2.
This allegation made by two allies who have turned into critics of the President, was immediately dismissed by the Presidency, which noted that with the large turnout at campaigns there was no need to rig the election.
In a tweet, Festus Keyamo, the Director, Strategic Communications of President Buhari 2019 Presidential Campaign stated that those alleging rigging plans should hide their “faces in shame.”
“Pray, with this kind of support nationwide, why would PMB ever contemplate rigging?”
A presidential media aide also decried Chief Obasanjo and General Danjuma’s statement, adding that his boss, is sure that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC was prepared to conduct credible elections.
After holding the Council of State meeting where Chief Obasanjo, a former military head of state and the INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, were present, President Buhari meet up with the European Union Observer Mission.
He told them having heard a report from Mr Yakubu, he was “very happy and impressed.”
“I hope that the confidence he exuded and the intellect he brought to bear on the Report will be justified at the end of the day.”