President Muhammadu Buhari has told Nigerians that the 2019 election is not a do or die affair, hence they must not approach the polls with fear. The President made the call in a New Year Message sent out on Monday, December 31.
According to the President, 2019 is a very significant year in the nation’s history and as such Nigerians must brace up for the new moral grounds to be broken. Although, President Buhari had been criticized of being nepotic by opposition parties and politicians, he promised an all-inclusive Nigeria in 2019.
He said he was happy to know “a large number of presidential candidates have committed to peace. Buhari used the occasion to urge opposition candidates and political parties to desist spreading falsehood for political gains in the election year.
Buhari said Nigeria had become better since his election in 2015 and that those who are unbiased can see and appreciate the progress the country has made since 2015.
President Buhari says his administration is on a mission to rescue the nation’s resources from being appropriated by “a privileged few in their never ending quest to satisfy their greed”. To this end, the president said the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government had resolved to build a country in which the resources were utilised for the benefit of citizens, irrespective of their socio-political affiliations.