NIGERIANS must stand firm behind President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general election because it is time to pay him back for the good things he has done for the country, Festus Keyamo, has said.
Mr Keyamo, a lawyer and the Media Director of Buhari Campaign Organisation, stated this in Ilorin while delivering his speech at the inauguration of Buhari/Osinbajo Project 2019.
The legal practitioner who is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said no government in the history of the country has recovered stolen money that belonged to Nigerians as President Buhari.
He said the previous administrations established the worst system of government, based on sharing formula of the nation’s treasury.
“They operated a system that ignored physical infrastructure in the country, that ignored the plight of the poor, the weak and the vulnerable in Nigeria,” Mr Keyamo said.
“If you compare what accrued to the country in 16 years and what were done with the money earned in three years and infrastructure built by Buhari, you will see the difference.
“In 16 years, all they did in the South East was Onisha-Owerri road, whereas in three years, President Buhari is doing four major road construction in the region.
“You have a president who has fought for you, why can’t you fight for him.
“This is the time he needs you more to fight for him. It is reciprocal and that is why we must remind ourselves today why we must stand firmly behind him in 2019.
“I can tell that there is no government in the history of this country since 1960 that has addressed the plights the poor, the vulnerable in the last three years than this government,” the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted him as saying.
He said the administration’s intervention programmes for the poor and vulnerable which included the N5, 000 monthly stipends, feeding of over eight million school pupils and soft loans of between N250, 000 and N350, 000 to small business owners, showed that “Buhari’s government is touching the lives of the poor than the rich,”