The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday said any public official who betrayed the trust of Nigerians and illegally enriched himself under his administration would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
He promised Nigerians that there would be no hiding place for corrupt elected officials, including governors and all other government officials in his administration.
Buhari gave the assurance at the presidential rally held at the Pantami International Stadium, Gombe.
He said, “We must do away with corruption as well as develop the Nigerian economy, if we are elected into office by the grace of God, any elected official that is elected or appointed to serve under me must be transparent, because if any of them embezzles public funds, he will face the consequences.”
The presidential hopeful also promised to boost electricity supply in all parts of the country. He also pledged to revive moribund industries in order to address unemployment.
“Our youths are suffering and walking round the streets without employment but we will strive to make them gainfully employed, so as to disengage them from vices that can destroy their future,” Buhari stated.
The APC presidential candidate said he would also look into ways of collaborating with advanced countries to revamp the agricultural sector. He said schools would also be given a facelift and qualified teachers would be recruited.
Also speaking at the rally, the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, called on the Nigerian public to vote massively for the APC in the forthcoming elections to guarantee progress and development.
He urged all party faithful to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards so as to have the opportunity to elect candidates of their choice.
The party’s leader in Gombe State, Senator Danjuma Goje, described Buhari as the architect of change.
He urged all supporters of the party to vote out the Peoples Democratic Party by turning out in large number on election days and also defend their votes by ensuring that the votes were counted in their presence.
The governorship candidate of the party in the state, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya, expressed optimism that the APC would win elections in Gombe State come February 14 and 28.
The Gombe APC Presidential rally, which was the 34th in the series, was well attended and it ended peacefully.