Saturday, 16 March 2019

Buhari is poorer than he was in 2015. Osibanjo said

The Vice President stated this on
Thursday night when he hosted a dinner
in honour of volunteers who canvassed
for votes for the All Progressives
Congress, APC during the campaigns in
the general election, at the Old Banquet
Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him, “When I looked at his assets
declaration form, I was checking it in 2015, I
said to him, “Mr President, I am so much
richer than you, it is an embarrassment.”
He further said, “I am only a soldier, you are
a big lawyer so you should have more money
than me.” I can tell you that he is perhaps;
even poorer than he was in 2015 when I saw
his declaration of assets form.”
Osinbajo urged Nigerians to vote for the APC
in the March 23 supplementary elections in
the six states the Independent National
Electoral Commission, INEC, declared elections
inconclusive.
He said “We are still not done with the
elections.On the 23rd of March, we still have
some outstanding states and as you know we
are re-running in about six states.
“And all of the efforts we need to put into
those six states, we still need to do.
“We can’t afford to slack off and say the job
is done; we still have some things to do.”
Recalling the experiences he had during this
year’s electioneering, Professor Osinbajo said
his encounter with Nigerians as he crisscrossed
the country, campaigning for votes, showed
that Nigerians are so trusting and supportive
of their leaders.
He said, “I think that one of the main
characteristics of the Nigerian is how so
supportive and trusting many of our people
are and they don’t ask us for too much.
“They never really ask for anything that is
impossible to do.
“And that’s why, for many of us that went
around this country, we realized the
tremendous amount of work that there is to
do and our capacity to do so much work.
“What our people need, as we discovered,
isn’t that much.
“As a matter of fact, I do not know any
nation where the people are so generous no
matter how poor they are.”
Vice President Osinbajo said there was need
for the administration of President
Muhammadu Buhari to connect more with the
people.
“It just struck me that what we really need to
do a lot more is to connect with the people.
“All the people need is opportunity for us to
interact with them.
“We should have a way by which everybody is
involved one way or the other.
“One of the complaints that people made
about our government is that we were not
communicating enough and that people did
not know what had done.”
Group Hinges Buhari’s Re-election
On Rapid Devt In Maritime, Others
The vice president acknowledged that the
diligent communication carried out to put
across the APC message in 2015 was not
sustained, making the administration lose
some ground to the opposition, especially in
the social media.
He said the new administration would ensure
that it makes change in that regard.
Osinbajo said that he would take up everyone
who has challenged the administration on the
issue with a view to getting its communication
of programmes and policies better.
Earlier, the Deputy Chief of Staff in the State
House, Ade Ipaye, said the volunteers worked
during the campaigns to demonstrate the
integrity and capability of the candidates of
the APC.
Osinbajo Meets Bindo, Abubakar At
State House
He said the event was organized to appreciate
them for the work they did in selling the
policies and programmes of the
administration to the Nigerian electorate.
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