The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has said Nigeria will go back to where it was in 2015 if a corrupt politician is voted into power next year.
In an article published on Sunday, Shehu insisted that Buhari has not given Nigerians any reason to vote him out in 2019.
“The thing about second term in all political climes is that voters must have a practical reason to vote for someone.
“President Buhari has not given anyone an excuse not to choose him on this count. His is an administration that has something for everyone.
“An important motivation for President Buhari’s bid for second term is that the gains made from 2015 should not be frittered,” he wrote.
Shehu also argued that Buhari was not obsessed with the power and wealth, but was rather interested in “passionately” growing Nigeria’s economy.
“Buhari is not involved in corruption and is not desperate for the office.
“He is among the few leaders we have who are not obsessed with money, cars and homes but working passionately for the country’s economy, peace and safety.
“If a corrupt politician wins, we will go back to where we were in 2015.
“Supporters who talk about a noticeable loss of faith by some must note that there is nothing permanent in politics. Many of the allies will, in pursuit of power, come back to the APC, being the party with superior power,” he added.