Buhari stated this on Thursday, March 12, during a meeting with youths at the Intercontinental Hotel in Lagos.
The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari has said that he would not be deterred by the smear campaign launched against him by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Buhari stated this on Thursday, March 12, during a meeting with youths in Lagos.
The APC candidate also urged attendees at the event to vote out the PDP so Nigeria could be rehabilitated.
“My love for this country is supreme and that is why I am offering myself to serve you. But our vision can only be possible when you get your PVCs and make sure you vote for APC. Don’t stop at voting, ensure that your votes are protected. We have a duty to liberate this country, such liberation cannot be done overnight,” Buhari said.
“It is a question of saving the country from free fall. I have not come here to make promises to you but to tell you that we have a duty to save our nation, and that is what March 28 and April 11 election dates are all about. No Nigerian should accept any postponement because there is no constitutional provision for postponement. We must conduct election and it must be free, fair and credible,” he added.
The former Head of State also spoke on the current problems facing Nigeria, especially the issue of insecurity.
“Important issue for us is insecurity. Second issue is unemployment, and it affects you all that still have more than 40 years to go. No matter how well I love to live, there is no way I will live another 40 years,” Buhari said.
“I want you to reflect how life have been in the last 16 years of the PDP-led government. What was the strength of the Naira from when they took over and now? It is now over N220 to one dollar,” he added.
“If we don’t kill corruption in Nigeria, it will kill Nigeria. Many of us are still here because we have nowhere to go in the world than to stay in Nigeria. Our objective is to throw away PDP and rehabilitate our country. We will not be distracted by their plans and smear campaign. PDP has killed the country. That is why this election will be very defining, especially for the youths and the change we all want,” Buhari said.
Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, who is a PDP member, has however said that Buhari can’t fight corruption because he’s too busy contending with diapers due to his age.