By ‘Dotun Akintomide
Concerned over the raging wave of defection that is fast eroding the fortunes of the All Progressives Congress ahead of next year’s national elections, President Muhammadu Buhari wants more party members who are not on the same page with the party to be fished out as he likened defectors from the APC to ‘bad eggs’, which “God will continue to fish out”.
President Buhari spoke on Thursday in Bauchi at the commencement of the campaign rally for the Bauchi South Senatorial District bye-elections and the formal presentation Gumau Lawal Yahaya as APC Candidate for the August 11 poll.
The president told the crowd not to be perturbed by the recent defections in the party, saying “God will continue to fish out the bad eggs among us,” as the 2019 general elections approach.
According to him, the APC-led government has remained faithful in implementing its campaign promise.
“The work we are doing is because of God, our country and you. I want to inform you that the knowledge we have garnered over the years, we won’t allow you to be cheated.
‘‘Like we promised, what will determine a good future for the country are security, strong economy and to stop corruption.
“We campaigned on these things, you voted for us and we will never forget,” the President said to a thunderous applause by party supporters at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi.
Endorsing the APC candidate for the senatorial bye-election, the President who was accompanied by the party Chairman Adams Oshiomhole, Governors of Bauchi, Plateau, Kano and Imo States, and other party officials declared: “we have confidence in him and we trust him.”
He assured the party supporters that his administration will continue to work hard to surpass its campaign promises for a better Nigeria.