I Wonder How I would Have Been Able to ‘Buy Vote’ of Those That Throng My Campaign Grounds – Buhari

Buhari mocks PDP senator.

Says FCT is safe under his watch despite not voting massively for him.

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed surprise on how he got the stamina to campaign for reelection across the states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The president who stated that it still baffles him where he got the stamina to tour the country on campaigns admonished those who called themselves leaders at various levels against putting up straight faces, especially in this period of economic travails, noting that such posture could pass a wrong message to those governed.

The president who also noted that the crowd that thronged his campaign grounds in each state he visited still intrigued him said he couldn’t have engaged in vote buying if he were to muster the financial strength to mobilise those crowd to vote in his favour.

Speaking at the State House, Abuja, while playing host to some residents and political leaders of the Federal Capital Territory, led by the Permanent Secretary, Ohaa Christian, who came to pay him Sallah homage on the occasion of the Eid-El-Fitr festivities, Buhari seized the opportunity to mock Senator Phillip Aduda of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who sat by his right hand side, saying irrespective of the fact that FCT residents may not have voted massively for him, he owed it a mandate to secure the FCT as that would be ensuring protection for himself and the vice president.

Buhari also appreciated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who he said is aware of what te country is going through very quietly.

“I am very pleased that you came with this very powerful constituency.I want to appeal to you to remain exemplary so that those under you will know that the country is doing very well.

“If you break down and complain, the impact will reverberate all over and then government will not be popular, and whatever efforts we are making will not be appreciated.

“I have just spoken to the senator on my left (Phillip Aduda) and I told him that his constituency did not vote for me. So I was very pleased that when they made the arrangement they put him very far away from me.

“I have all the results of all constituencies. I am not threatening FCT because to make FCT secure is to make myself secure and the vice president. I think they are necessary evil that was why they decided to vote for PDP,’ he said.

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