President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received Expression of Interest and Nomination forms and reiterated his administration’s determination to continue on the path of building a strong, virile and corrupt-free Nigeria.
The president spoke after receiving the forms bought for him by the Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja,
He observed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would now be stronger as the weakest politicians had left the party.
President Buhari, who was referring to the defections that engulfed the party in recent times, said those who left the party could not place national interest above their selfish interest in line with the objectives of the administration.
The president who highlighted the achievements of his administration in the past three years, said corruption has been fighting back from both within and outside the administration.
“These achievements over the past three years had not been easy. Corruption has been fighting back from both within and outside but we held our ground.
“Today, I’m pleased to say the weakest amongst us those whose selfish expectations did not align with our patriotic zeal had exited our party.
“We are now a party of strong and patriotic individuals who are ready, willing and able to continue on this journey of building, secured, self- sufficient and corruption-free Nigeria.
“I am honoured today to receive this nomination form which your members from all over the country contributed to buy.
“It is a gesture from an association of patriotic Nigerians which I was made to believe comprises of over three million members which believed in our principle of bringing positive things to Nigeria,’’ he said.
President Buhari who expressed gratitude for being honoured by the NCAN said that his vision to rescue the nation began in 2002.