President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeira says his decision to seek a second term in office is borne out of deep passion to serve Nigerians and not for personal gains.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, quoted him as saying this at the All Progressives Party’s ward congress held at Bayagida Model Primary School, Daura, Katsina State.
Buhari said the driving force for seeking public office should be to serve the people, and see their lives improved, not for frivolity or personal ambition.
He said the passion to serve and see real changes in the lives of Nigerians informed his choice to join partisan politics in the first place, and inspired him to contest elections in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015.
The president noted that his administration had already started the process of ensuring fairness, justice and equity, in spite of challenges, and would work hard to consolidate on the gains.
The president called for patience, maturity and orderliness as the 2019 elections’ calendar begins to unfold, urging political parties, candidates and the electorate to put the country first and always remember that power ultimately belongs to God.