President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday disclosed that his decision to seek a second term in office was “borne out of his will to serve and not personal gains”.
Buhari said his driving force for seeking public office was to “serve the people, and see their lives improved, not for frivolity or personal ambition.”
He spoke at the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ward Congress held at Bayagida Model Primary School in Daura, Katsina State, according to a statement signed and sent to DAILY POST by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu.
Buhari said the passion to serve and see real changes in the lives of Nigerians informed his choice to join partisan politics in the first place, and inspired him to contest elections in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015.
He stated that his administration had already started the process of ensuring “fairness, justice and equity,” in spite of challenges, and would work hard to consolidate on the gains.
According to Buhari, “I am not in politics for fun, frivolity or to amass wealth, I have always been driven by a deep sense of commitment to make a difference to the lives of our people.
“After my retirement from the army, or forceful retirement, I sat back and watched as events unfolded on the political turf, and realised the country needed an intervention for fairness, justice and inclusion of Nigerians in the issues that affect their lives.’’