President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday disclosed that he was not shaken by critics who called him Baba Go Slow because of his insistence that stolen money must be followed and retrieved.
The President stated this during a Christmas Homage by residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) led by the Minister, Mohammed Bello.
Making a specific reference to his 2019 re-election campaign, Buhari stated that the focus had not changed from what the All Progressives Congress outlined in 2015 for that year’s general elections.
He said his re-election campaign will focus on the scorecard of his administration in the key areas of security, economy and the fight against corruption.
On the fight against corruption, the President pledged that he will continue to do his best to recover what rightly belongs to Nigeria, guided by the rule of law and respect for constituted authority.
He said “The third thing with which we will campaign is the issue of corruption. I told you what I did when I was in uniform. But now when I have to go by this system (democracy), where people have to be arrested and then prosecuted, taken to court and then with evidence, we will collect back what they had taken illegally.
“For doing that, people are calling me Baba Go Slow. I am going slowly, but whatever the case, I will not stop pointing fingers at those who have abused trust by taking money that does not belong to them.
“Fighting corruption. Yes, we are slow because the system is slow. ‘‘When I was going fast I was arrested so why should I go fast again. It is not Baba that is slow, but it is the system. So I am going by this system and I hope we will make it.”