BPresident Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday that presidential candidates the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, and other contestants do not have the capacity to unseat him in Saturday’s election.
The president said this in a short interview published by the CNN Africa on Friday.
He said it is erroneous to suggest that he does not have the stamina to run the country for another four years.
The president, who commended Western countries for their support for the military, said he would do his best to curtail the Boko Haram insurgency in the north-east.
They say you don’t have the stamina for another term. What’s your response?
Well, I have done it. So, they can give you another answer.
You are ready to take this country forward for another four years?
Yes. I’m ready for it.
Boko Haram, terror groups are still wracking parts of this country, killing Nigerians. What is your plan to stop that?
Well, my plans is that, as I mentioned to the general public now, they used to hold 17 local governments. We have in this country constitutionally, 774 local governments. They used to hold 17. They are not technically holding any local government now but they are indoctrinating young men and women, especially girls, wrap them up with explosives and let them explode it on soft targets, churches, mosques, market places, motor parks and other places.
Will military be able to stop this terror?
Of course, we are doing our best. And we thank the foreign countries, Europe and United States for training our armed forces and going to the front to see how they are performing after their training.
One final question. This is a vibrant democracy, you came in, unseating the incumbent. Are you worried the same could happen to you?
No. Nobody will unseat me.