The Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday that the defectors and their backers cannot distract him from continuing the good work he is doing for the development of Nigeria.
A few weeks ago, the Senate President Bukola Saraki, some state governors, former Buhari’s allies defected from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party, while the party split to form Reformed All Progressives Congress headed by Alhaji Buba Galadinma.
Speaking at a lunch with some APC governors, some members of the national state assemblies and some commissioners, Buhari stressed that APC understands Nigeria challenges and has the support of Nigerians to address them.
“We are always encouraged when all our constituents are happy with the work we are doing and our genuine efforts to make sure that what we campaigned for in 2015 is still very much in our minds and we have not lost focus.
“In terms of security, economy and the fight against corruption we have maintained focus. Even the opposition with all their resources cannot fault our identification of Nigeria’s priorities and the efforts being made to better them,” he was quoted in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
He said: “We will continue to do what we ought to do in the leadership position God has placed us and we thank the constituents for the support.”
The President reiterated his earlier position and bid defectors good luck.
The Chairman of the All Progressives Governors’ Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State praised Buhari’s effort in keeping Nigeria together.
He noted that President Buhari had remained focused and unshaken by situations and circumstances.
“It shows that your administration is approved by God. We are here to encourage you to keep doing what you are doing you as Nigerians are very, very pleased with you.
“We also want to inform you that we had wonderful and peaceful Sallah celebration across the country because of security of lives and property you have guaranteed in our nation,” he said.