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Our Corruption Fight Is Slow, President Buhari Admits


President Muhammadu Buhari has finally admitted that the fight against corruption by his administration is slow.

President Buhari said this when he received the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) community during a Christmas homage at his official residence on Tuesday in Abuja.

Evidently reacting to accusations that  his administration is too slow in tackling the nation’s challenges, especially corruption and insecurity, however, the president said:

“It’s not Baba (Buhari) that is slow but it is the system. So, I am going by this system and I hope we will make it.”

Photo by Sunday Aghaeze shows President Buhari receiving from the FCT Minister Mallam Mohammad Musa Bello a giant Christmas Card during the Christmas Homage at the Residence, State House Abuja

He further said that would soon embark on aggressive campaign for the 2019 Presidential election, saying that the campaign will start by visits to each of the six geo-political zones of the country.

He further stressed that tackling insecurity, corruption and improving the economy are the three areas of focus of his 2019 campaign as there were in 2015.

He said: “We are watching the Independent National Electoral Commission very seriously and we are going out very soon.

“We will go from geo-political zone to geo-political zone, to remind the people of our promises in 2015.

“These three fundamental things include security, because you have to secure the country before you can govern it and talking about what we have done regarding securing the country, the people of the North-east know better.

“The three fundamental things we campaigned with are still very relevant.

Photo by Sunday Aghaeze shows President Buhari receiving an artistic Portrait frame and Christmas Card from the Chaplain, State House Chapel, Pastor Seyi Malomo during the Christmas Homage

“On improving the economy, which we are still going to explore, we have done well in agriculture and those who embraced farming are not regretting it.

“We have also addressed unemployment and, we are very lucky, through that we are now attaining food security.

“The third thing with which we will campaign is the issue of corruption.

“I told you what I did when I was in uniform but now when I have to go by this system (Democracy,) where people have to be arrested and then prosecuted, taken to court and then with evidence.

“We will collect back what they had taken illegally and for doing that, people are calling me Baba go slow.

“I am going slowly but whatever the case, I will not stop pointing fingers at those who have abused trust by taking money that does not belong to them.

“I will keep on trying to do my best for this country and get back what belongs to the country.’’

Photo by Sunday Aghaeze shows Methodist Archbishop of Abuja, Joseph Job, The Chaplain, State House Chapel Pastor Seyi Malomo, Anglican Archbishop Nicolas Okoh, President Muhammadu Buhari, SGF Mr. Boss Mustapha, FCT Minister Mallam Mohammad Musa Bello and Chief Imam of National Mosque, Sheikh Muhammad Kabir Adam during the Christmas Homage

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