President Muhammadu Buhari says he will be at the “forefront” of the presidential campaign for Bola Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Buhari spoke on Friday at the unveiling of Tinubu’s manifesto and inauguration of the APC presidential campaign council, held in Abuja.
He described Tinubu as a man with “capacity”, adding that to sustain the gains recorded by the APC administration, members of the campaign council need to put in maximum effort to ensure the party’s victory.
“It will be disastrous to allow a situation that will lead to the reversal of the progress which our country has made. Let us joyfully accept the position of the chairmen of the campaign council we are unveiling today,” he said.
“Our candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is too well-known for his capacity. He stands tall in his track records as a democrat, a champion of the rule of law, a man at home in every part of our country, a truly visionary leader. All you need is to think of Lagos in 1999 and in 2022.
“I, therefore, want to assure all party members and supporters of our government, that I will be at the forefront of this campaign.
“This election is just as important as the election of 2015 that brought us into power. The cost of losing the gains our country has made are just as vital as the need to stop the haemorrhage that led to our coming together 99 years ago.
“I want to charge every member to put in maximum efforts during the next four and a half months of campaign to ensure we record a resounding victory in all our elections nationwide.
“The future of this our country is safer in our hands.”