President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday declared that the economic policies of his government were having the right effect, saying this is evident in the steady growth the economy has witnessed in the last three years. Buhari stated this in Lagos during a town hall meeting with the business community. It was part of his presidential campaign visit to the state to drum support for his re-election bid on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).
He later told a huge crowd of party faithful and supporters during the campaign rally at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, that his administration was determined to bring to justice persons with proven cases of corrupt enrichment, vowing that he has a sacred duty to send them to prison.
This was as Lagos State Governor Akinwuumi Ambode promised to deliver votes in huge numbers for APC in the state, and the party’s national leader and former governor of the state, Senator Bola Tinubu, called former President Olusegun Obasanjo a terrible poll rigger in their remarks at the rally.
Buhari, who also visited the palace of the Oba of Lagos, arrived the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere venue of the campaign about 3pm. After thanking the people for defying the hot weather to receive him, he said he did not have much to add to the achievements of the administration that had been enumerated by Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, and co-chairman of the APC Presidential Campaign, Tinubu.
“We have made tremendous progress on the promises that we made to you in 2015. We will maintain the focus. We will continue to fight corruption, prosecute anyone found guilty and get them imprisoned. It is our duty and responsibility. I urge you to vote APC from top to bottom in the elections,” the president told the rally.
Buhari, who only spoke for about two minutes, scored himself high on efforts to bring a turnaround in the economy, secure the country, and provide jobs. He promised that Lagos would continue to receive great attention in terms of infrastructural renewal and all round economic growth.