President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed not to be distracted by the opposition.
This, according to the President, is because his administration and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has the full understanding of Nigeria’s challenges and is encouraged by the support it is getting from Nigerians in addressing them.
‘‘We are always encouraged when all our constituents are happy with the work we are doing and our genuine efforts to make sure that what we campaigned for in 2015 is still very much in our minds and we have not lost focus,” a statement by the President’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, quoted him as saying on Thursday.
The President made the comments in Daura while having lunch with some APC governors, members of the national and state assemblies and commissioners.
He assured his guests that the Federal Government is keen to address the security challenges in the country.
‘‘In terms of security, economy and the fight against corruption, we have maintained focus. Even the opposition with all their resources cannot fault our identification of Nigeria’s priorities and the efforts being made to better them,” he said.
‘‘We will continue to do what we ought to do in the leadership position God has placed us and we thank the constituents for the support”.
On the recent defections, the President reiterated his earlier message to them: ‘‘for those who have decided to change camp for whatever reason, we wish them good luck.’’
The leader of the delegation and Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State commended the President for his efforts in keeping the nation together through visionary leadership.
He said President Buhari had remained focused and unshaken by situations and circumstances.
‘‘It shows that your administration is approved by God,’’ Governor Okorocha said.
‘‘We are here to encourage you to keep doing what you are doing as Nigerians are very pleased with you.
‘‘We also want to inform you that we had a wonderful and peaceful Sallah celebration across the country because of security of lives and property you have guaranteed in our nation.’’
Governor Okorocha was in Daura in company with the governors of Katsina, Aminu Masari; Kebbi, Abubakar Bagudu; Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje; and Niger, Abubakar Sani Bello.