By Emeka Ejere
President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed not to be distracted by the opposition.
The President said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has the full understanding of Nigeria’s challenges and is encouraged by the support of Nigerians in addressing them.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari said the opposition cannot distract his administration from the good work it is doing for the benefit and development of Nigeria.
‘‘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”, he said on Thursday.
President Buhari told some governors of his party, members of the National and State assemblies and commissioners that the Federal Government is keen in addressing the security challenges in the country.
He added, ‘‘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.
‘‘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”.
On the defections within the major political parties, the President reiterated his earlier message to them: ‘‘for those who have decided to change camp for whatever reason, we wish them good luck.’’
The leader of the delegation and Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha in his remarks, commended the President for his great efforts in the keeping the nation together through visionary leadership.
He said that President Buhari had remained focused and unshaken by situations and circumstances, ‘‘it shows that your administration is approved by God.’’
Okorocha told the President that ‘‘We are here to encourage you to keep doing what you are doing as Nigerians are very pleased with you.
‘‘We also want to inform you that we had a wonderful and peaceful Sallah celebration across the country because of security of lives and property you have guaranteed in our nation.’’
Governor Okorocha was accompanied by the Governors of Katsina, Aminu Masari, Kebbi, Abubakar Bagudu, Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje, and Niger States, Abubakar Sani Bello.