Nigerian president, President Muhammadu Buhari in a recent submission has disclosed why he decided to join partisan politics after his release from prison.
He was speaking when the youths leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, from various parts of the country paid him a visit in Abuja.
President Buhari indicated that he took interest in politics after a clean bill on his integrity by those who detained him after the 1985 military coup and who thoroughly checked his record as governor of the North East, Minister of Petroleum and Head of State and found nothing incriminating.
“After I was released and nothing was found on me I took interest in politics. This is what pushed me into partisan politics; to serve with integrity. So I decided to try leadership as a civilian, after taking off the military uniform,’’ he noted.
President Buhari also assured that he would be more firm, focused and relentless in delivering results, especially in securing the country, stimulating the economy to work for all, and fighting corruption.
“I am currently serving my last term in office. I swore by the constitution to defend the country, and I will do the needful for the country,’’ President Buhari said.
In his remarks, National Youth Leader of the APC, Comrade Sadiq Shuaibu Abubakar, also congratulated the President for winning the Presidential elections in 2019 as he assured him that the youths will continue to support his policies and vision of greatness for the country.
Abubakar further urged the President to get more youths involved in governance so as to learn from his “treasured wisdom.’’