President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday called for a free and fair election in the forthcoming gubernatorial polls in Ekiti State.
The President who was in the state for the grand finale of the campaign of All Progressives Congress (APC) proclaimed that those in his party do not believe in circumventing the will of the people.
“I came into office in 2015 through a free and fair election. In my party, the APC, we do not believe in manipulation of electoral processes. The will of the people must matter. And that is what we will uphold here in Ekiti – FREE and FAIR ELECTIONS. No manipulation of any form,” Buhari opined.
Buhari also urged the people of the fountain of knowledge to look beyond stomach infrastructure. According to him, the stomach was an insult to them. He noted that the APC was the only way out for them.
“I, therefore, call on Ekiti people! Don’t allow yourself to be insulted by stomach infrastructure. Your future and the future of the upcoming generations are in your hands today. Vote for APC and grow beyond Stomach Infrastructure,” he said.
While addressing the mammoth crowd at the event, the President also made reference to the activities of killer herdsmen and the efforts of his government in finding a lasting solution to their menace. He chided the opposition for insinuating that he is protecting the herdsmen because they are his kinsmen.
“May I, again, clear the air on the issue of herdsmen and farmers’ conflicts, on which many politicians in their mischievous attitude have been blackmailing me and the APC-led administration, purporting that I have not taken any action on the issue because I am a Fulani man. This is cheap blackmail. Like I said recently, the protection of lives and property of Nigerians is my responsibility. This, I have vowed to do, and will stick to the oath of office. I assure you that measures are being taken to ensure lasting solutions,” he assured.