President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his administration will do better if he wins re-election and “survives the next four years”.
The president made the comment on Thursday during an interactive session with Nigerian professionals based in the US and Canada.
Buhari stated that his administration has delivered within the available resources and he also revealed that Boko Haram has been decimated, but regretted that the terrorist group was still targeting soft spots and using girls for suicide bombings.
He also revealed that he is not as slow as assumed, noting that he’s trying to follow the law, especially as democracy is different from military rule.
He also talked about how he put people in Kirikiri Maximum Prison in Lagos when he was a military head of state and then ensured they remained in custody until they were able to prove themselves innocent.
In his words;
“If I win the next election and I survive the next four years, I will do better,”.
He recounted his experience in politics, saying he suffered electoral corruption from 2013 when he started contesting for the presidency.
“I’m always conscious of the ordinary people because they are the ones that always vote for me. A lot of big men have no time to go and queue on the line for hours,” he said.
“There were even pregnant women who were on the line for hours and they delivered. They are my constituencies; they always vote for me.”
Buhari also explained that he had warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies to make sure that every vote counts by allowing Nigerians to pick whoever they want without any harassment.