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President Buhari Unfolds his second term development blueprint .Charges Nigerians to vote credible candidates of their choice

     President Muhammadu Buhari has unfolded his second term development blueprint and called on Nigerians to go out and exercise their voting right by voting candidates of their choice in the March 9 governorship and state houses of assembly elections.
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President Muhammadu Buhari
   The appeal was made by President Buhari,  on Wednesday in his State of the Nation Address in Abuja, said that the onus is once again on qualified people to turn out in large numbers to exercise their civic responsibility.
  He stressed that the forthcoming elections are as important for good governance as that of the presidency and the National Assembly.   
    He said: “With the presidential poll behind us, let us not become complacent, and fail to vote in the gubernatorial poll. “Indeed, governance at the state level is closer to us, and should touch our lives more directly. That is why it is vital for us to participate in the choice of who governs us at the state levels.   
   “As a member of the All Progressives Congress, I recommend those standing on the platform of the party to you, as we are guided by progressive ideals, and we will not disappoint you. “Equally, I urge you to comport yourself properly, as you turn out for the election. “Avoid all deviant behaviours like ballot stuffing, ballot snatching, and any other action that does not conform with best electoral practices.
” The president assured Nigerians and the international community that the security agencies will be on hand to protect voters, and ensure that the process is not undermined in anyway.
 “Let’s make the gubernatorial polls much better than the presidential, which Local and International observers have adjudged to be free and fair,” President Buhari added. 
    President Buhari, again, appealed to young people in the country not to allow themselves to be used to cause violence or to break the law or otherwise disturb the peace. “I have pledged a decent and credible electoral system for our country. I stand by that promise. “Let us together do the right thing on Saturday, so that the best hands can emerge at the states, and take us faster to the Next Level.    “Let me once again extend my condolences to the families of those who lost their lives or sustained injuries as a result of accidents or criminal violence during the elections,” the president stated. 
      Meanwhile, following the renewal of his tenure, President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to work harder to consolidate on providing security, improving the economy, creating jobs, fighting corruption as well as upgrading infrastructure across the country to enhance rapid transformation of the economy. 
    Speaking at the State House, Abuja on Wednesday when he received the leadership of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), on a courtesy visit, President Buhari noted that the use of technology contributed a lot to his emergence as President, having made three unsuccessful attempts. “This is my last lap. I will try and work even harder than I have done. I assure you that I will not let you down. I pray that my best will be good enough.
” The President, who thanked members of the ACF for their consistent and dogged support, said he remained appreciative of their goodwill. Buhari said: “I assure you that I will not let you down, I will do my best and I will pray to God that my best will be good enough. “I was defeated three times and I went to Supreme Court three times and failed three times. But God and technology helped me. With the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) the votes of ordinary Nigerians really counted.
 “You know it, before now, they used to sit down and allocate whatever votes they wanted to the various to constituencies and say whoever disagrees with the results should go to court. When people are struggling to get what to eat, where will they have the money to hire senior lawyers to defend them in court? God has his own way of solving problems and we thank him that the technology is finally here. 
” Speaking on behalf of the ACF, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mallam Adamu Fika, said the organisation had visited to congratulate President Buhari on his re-election. Recalling some strategic projects important to the North and the country as a whole abandoned up until 2015 such as the Baro Dry Port and Mambilla Hydro Power station, Mallam Fika said:
     “It is pleasing to note that since then, the Baro Dry Port has been commissioned, while some other projects have been reactivated and are now being implemented.
    “We pray that those organs of government charged with the responsibility for the implementation will double their efforts to ensure that these projects are executed fully to their logical conclusion within reasonable time,” he added.

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