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Why I’ve not been on Tinubu’s campaign trail –Buhari

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari said he has been engaged in his presidential duties hence his absence at the campaigns of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He assured the ruling party and its candidates in the elections next year that he was ready at all times to campaign for the  presidential candidate and all party candidates with “full energy and conviction.”

According to a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari’s comment was to dispel concerns in certain quarters that he has not featured in campaigns since the national launch in Jos, Plateau State.

He stressed that while he remains committed to party politics, the functions and duties of the President would equally be upheld at times.

Speaking to the Nigerian community in Washington DC in the course of his recent visit to the United States, President Buhari stressed that he was ready to campaign for the party’s victory in the general elections next year.

The president noted that the APC campaigns have so far been the most aggressive in recent history.

“They have been impressive and of a high voltage,” compared to the opposition that seems to be playing catch-up.

He expressed optimism that the party would win all the elections fairly and squarely.

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