The presidential campaign train of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has departed for Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital, after a rally in Sokoto on Wednesday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that President Muhammadu Buhari and his entourage first paid a courtesy visit to the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, before moving to the stadium for the rally where he addressed a mammoth crowd.
The president, who alongside APC bigwigs addressed the crowd of party faithful, enjoined all APC members and supporters to ensure victory for the party in the forthcoming general elections.
Mr Buhari, who spoke in Hausa language, said the governing APC government has done tremendously well in the key areas of security, revamping the economy and the fight against corruption.
While reassuring that his administration will continue to identify and bring to book all those found wanting in misappropriation of public funds, the president vowed never to betray the trust reposed in him by Nigerians.
President Buhari expressed delight over the bumper harvests experienced by farmers in different parts of the country in the last two years and urged the people to embark on agricultural activities.
“We thank God that our country witnessed stable rainfalls and subsequent bumper harvest in 2017 and 2018 cropping seasons.
“Let me call on all our people to engage in agricultural activities to enable them obtain additional income to solve some of their domestic challenges like paying children’s school fees, offsetting medical bills and other needs.’’
The president, who presented the Sokoto APC governorship candidate to the people of the state, urged APC members to vote only the party’s candidates in the forthcoming elections.
Mr Buhari alongside APC National Chairman Adams Oshiohmole; APC National Leader Bola Tinubu; Director-General, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Rotimi Amaechi; and Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazau; departed Sokoto for Birnin Kebbi at about 1:15 p.m.