The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has explained why he personally attended the campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State on Monday.
Speaking at the palace of the Lamido of Adamawa, the President was quoted to have said he was in the state to support the party’s governorship candidate, Aisha Binani as well as all other candidates of the APC for the 2023 election.
He stressed that it is important to support Binani to emerge as the first female Governor in Nigeria which according to President Buhari will send a strong message to the world about Nigeria’s democracy.
Buhari added that many females have been fighting from a distance but the time has come for them to share in leadership directly.
“I came here to make sure that from the end of Nigeria to other places, I want to identify with the candidate, Binani, and other candidates.
“We are here to ensure that Sen. Binani becomes the first female elected governor God willing. Her election will speak to Nigeria and the world through Adamawa State.
“I thank you very much for all the support. I want everyone to support her to win. And for those in opposition to us, I wish them the best of luck,” President Buhari said as quoted in a statement on Monday by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina.
The President added that the needed support will be given to Binani to ensure her victory at the polls.
He said: “We will give her our moral support. The women have been fighting from a distance, let them now come close, and also share in leadership.”
In his remark, the Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, thanked the President for various interventions in the state.
“I want to use this opportunity to welcome you to your second home, Adamawa State.
“We want to thank you for various and several projects in Adamawa. All our proposals for the state have been approved. We will not get tired of receiving you in the state. We will continue to pray for you. We love you and admire you.
“You have done well and surpassed what is expected of a leader. I wish you well and all the best in the campaigns,” the Governor added.