President Muhammadu Buhari has given the assurance that despite the seriousness of the campaign for the general election, he would not allow governance to suffer.
The president made the promise on Monday just as he directed the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to take charge of the APC Campaign Council.
Buhari and Tinubu co-chair the council which he inaugurated on Monday in Abuja.
He said to ensure that governance did not suffer, his co-chairman, Tinubu, would take charge of the council.
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His words: “Even though we have only 40 days, this campaign is going to tax us all, because we intend to touch all corners of our great and vast country.
“But I must also add that, though we will all be deeply involved, I would like to assure the nation that I will do my part without making governance or my work suffer.
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, my co-chairman, will be fully in charge, and is going to be on 24-hour vigil.’’
He stated that the Director-General of the council would be responsible for all aspects of the campaign, including field operations while the Secretary, would take charge of the administrative and treasury-related activities of the council.
He appealed to the leadership of the party to remain focused.
“Let us engage our citizens on issues and ask for reflection on the comparative difference between 2015 and 2019 on security, economy and corruption and abuse by those entrusted with leadership in Nigeria.
“As we embark on the campaign to secure mandate for the next level, I want to acknowledge the sacrifices and contributions of all stakeholders who have endeavoured to keep our party united, and our governance successful,’’ he said.
He also appealed to members of the party to do their best to achieve the objective of winning the elections.
His words: “I wish to appeal to all members to be guided by the enduring vision behind the formation and sustenance of our party, which is anchored, on sacrifice and imperative to salvage and stabilise our great and promising nation.
“I appeal to all our members, and especially those who are in the campaign council, to unite and cooperate and ensure a smooth operation.
“Needless to add, Directorates could co-opt on full or part-time basic persons who could add value to our campaign and help us to attain success.’’