President Buhari who spoke on Thursday during an interactive session with a select group of Nigerian professionals based in the United States and Canada, disclosed where his 2019 election votes will come from.
President Buhari who warned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the security agencies to ensure that every vote counts in 2019, said he was not hoping to get any vote from the “big men” because they don’t come out to vote during elections.
The Nigerian President who told INEC and security agencies to ensure that Nigerians are allowed to vote, added that they should vote for whoever they want without harassment.
NAN reported that the president also said that he was not slow as some people had assumed, saying he was trying to follow the law, especially as democracy is different from military rule. President Buhari who recalled that he put people in Kirikiri Maximum Prison in Lagos when he was a military head of state and then ensured they remained in custody until they were able to prove themselves innocent, also recognised that Nigerians in the diaspora were talented people and called on them to come to the support of the country, particularly, in education.
“If I win the next election and I survive the next four years, I will do better”.
“I’m always conscious of the ordinary people because they are the ones that always vote for me. A lot of big men have no time to go and queue on the line for hours.
“There were even pregnant women who were on the line for hours and they delivered. They are my constituencies; they always vote for me,” Buhari said.