“I’ve never been convicted of corruption”, Buhari tells Nigerians as he seeks reelection

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President Muhammadu Buhari has again touted his integrity as a reason he should be reelected as President of the country.

The President made this claim on the premise that he has never been convicted for corruption in all the positions he has held in the country.

Buhari, who was Head of State (1983-85), Governor of the defunct North Eastern State (1975–1976) and Chairman, Petroleum Trust Fund (1994-95), was speaking at the All Progressives Congress’ presidential campaign rally in Ebonyi on Wednesday.

He said, “I can assure you that I, as the President today, have never been in a position of abusing trust. As a Governor of the whole six northeastern states, as Minister of Petroleum for over three years and as a former Head of State. I was arrested, detained, investigated but they never found anything against me.”

The President also said the large turn out of people to his campaign rallies indicate his widespread support among the people.

He added that the country has made a lot of progress in the fight against insurgency and corruption.

He said, “Ebonyians have already voted with their conscience for us (the APC), by the crowd seen here today.

“We came at a time when this country was facing some challenges. For instance, in the North-East, about 17 local government areas were under the shackles of Boko Haram, where they raped women, kidnapped citizens and maimed them. But today, we have made progress. We have achieved a lot in the fight against corruption. We have also, through the CBN, provided soft loans for farmers and this has increased food sufficiency in Nigeria and also improved the living standard of the farmers.”

The president also urged the people of the state to vote for him and the APC governorship candidate in the state, Sonni Ogbuoji.

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