President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the driving force for seeking public office should be to serve the people, improve their lives and not for frivolity or personal ambition.
Buhari who declared his intention to seek a second term last month, stated this when he spoke at the APC ward congress which held at Bayagida Model Primary School in Katsina on Saturday.
The president also maintained that the passion to serve and see real changes in the lives of Nigerians informed his choice to join partisan politics in the first place. He said the zeal inspired him to contest elections in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015.
Buhari said that his decision to seek a second term in office was borne out of a deep passion to serve Nigerians, and not for personal gains.. He went on to say that his decision to seek a second term in office was borne out of a deep passion to serve Nigerians, and not for personal gains.
“I am not in politics for fun, frivolity or to amass wealth, I have always been driven by a deep sense of commitment to make a difference to lives of our people. After my retirement from the army, or forceful retirement, I sat back and watched as events unfolded on the political turf, and realised the country needed an intervention for fairness, justice and inclusion of Nigerians in the issues that affect their lives,
“After going to the court so many times to challenge results of elections in 2003, 2007 and 2011, and going up to the Supreme Court, I concluded that ultimately it is God who determines who will win elections, and in 2015 I got here,’’ he said.
The President called for patience, maturity and orderliness as the 2019 elections’ calendar begins to unfold.