A file photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed why he took an curiosity in politics after ruling the nation as a navy basic.
He defined that the choice to affix politics was taken after a clear invoice on his integrity by those that detained him after the 1985 navy coup.
The President famous that his document as governor of the North East, Minister of Petroleum, and Head of State was completely checked and nothing incriminating was discovered.
“After I was released and nothing was found on me, I took interest in politics,” he informed a bunch of youths on Friday on the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
President Buhari added, “This is what pushed me into partisan politics; to serve with integrity. So, I decided to try leadership as a civilian, after taking off the military uniform.”
He made the remarks whereas receiving youth leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the six geo-political zones.
The President suggested the youthful era to maintain a broader view of the nation as one entity, and constantly de-emphasise ethnic and spiritual backgrounds in nation-building.
He stated, “Whether we like it or not, we will someday handover to Nigerian youths. And you have to brace up for leadership.
“Some interest groups will come up with ethnic, religious issues, but you have to look at the broader picture.”
“We had a civil war that consumed over 2 million Nigerians, and we learned our lessons. Nigeria is one country, and no one should take our firmness for granted,” President Buhari was quoted as saying in a press release by his media adviser, Femi Adesina.
On his second tenure, the President gave the reassurance that he could be extra agency, centered and relentless in delivering outcomes.
He additionally promised to make sure the nation was safe, stimulate the economic system to work for all, and battle corruption.