President Muhammadu Buhari stormed Lagos on Saturday for his presidential campaign rally, warning that anyone who could not account for public responsibility at their disposal will be jailed.
That, he said, was because it was the responsibility of those given such tasks to account for them.
FrontPage reports that the president who addressed the mammoth crowd gathered at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, venue of the rally, gave the warning when speaking of the continued commitment of his government to the fight against corruption.
While seeking the votes of the people of the state for his re-election, he pointed out that his government had fulfilled its 2015 election promises in the three areas of ensuring security, improving the economy and fighting corruption.
He said the achievements were as spelt out by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and others that had spoken on the activities of the government.
His words: “I assure you that the promise we made in 2015, based on which you elected us, we have made tremendous progress as mentioned by those who told you what this administration is doing on security, economy and fighting corruption.
“I assure you that whoever is vested with public responsibility must account for it. If that is not done, we will eventually get hold of them, take away what they have stolen, and get them imprisoned. This is our duty, this is our responsibility and I assure you that we will continue to do it.”
Top members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, including its national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole all took their turn to campaign for the president.
Addressing the crowd, Osinbajo who spoke in Yoruba said the only reason the leading opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, planned to come to power was to continue its looting spree.
He said its members had become agitated because they no longer had access to the country’s treasury.
Oshiomhole also harped on the need to continue to have a government that had vowed to fight corruption to the end instead of a government that had promised to give amnesty to treasury looters.
Tinubu blamed the government of the PDP, especially under former President Olusegun Obasanjo for the economic downturn that led to some companies like Dunlop and Michelin among others leaving Nigeria.
He promised during the campaign that with the improved economy and infrastructure across the country, life would be more meaningful to Nigerians in general.