I got over 90% votes in Borno, committed to restore peace: Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari says he is committed to restoring peace to Borno, telling residents that he got over 90 per cent of votes in the state.
Mr Buhari once made an infamous comment that he would deal with the South-East according to the percentage of votes he got from the region.
He said his regime was doing its best to fight terrorism to the finish and ensure that displaced persons return home to a normal life.
”I will never forget in my life that during my career as a politician, Borno state is where I got the highest percentage of votes, more than 90 per cent.
“The least I can do for you is to continue the relentless effort to fully restore peace to this state, the North East region, and the country as a whole,” said Mr Buhari during his official visit to Borno on Thursday.
According to a statement by the president’s media aide Garba Shehu, Mr Buhari visited Maiduguri to appraise the security situation and inaugurate Governor Babagana Zulum’s development projects.
Mr Buhari also commended the governor for his resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
”We will never rest until peace is fully restored and all displaced persons are resettled in their home communities,” said the president.
Mr Buhari attributed “recent successes” recorded by the military against insurgents and terrorists at Dikwa, Damboa, and Gwoza to careful planning, infusion of new equipment and other war materials, as well as quality military leadership.
Regarding his relationship with Borno resident, Mr Buhari stated, “I am very happy to be here in Borno state once again. I consider Maiduguri and Borno state to be my home since this is the place where I cut my administrative and political teeth when I first arrived here as military governor 46 years ago.
“While I am happy to return home, I am not happy that this visit is not a normal, peacetime homecoming.”
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