President Muhammadu Buhari submitted his expression of interest and nomination forms to re-contest for president in the 2019 general elections on Wednesday, September 12.
NAIJ.com brings you four things President Buhari said during the submission of the forms at the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Abuja.
Below are four things the president said:
1. "I am here in person among friends and colleagues to put my name forward to my party, the All Progressives Congress, seeking nomination to contest the presidential elections next year, 2019.
2. "Fellow party members, I am taking this step with all humility, sense of responsibility and an unquestionable desire to serve and protect the interests of all Nigerians.
3. "I am very grateful to those dozens of organisations who have joined together and contributed funds to purchase these forms. I assure them and the rest of Nigerians that, if nominated and if elected, I shall continue to serve you to the best of my ability.
4. "Let me today appeal to party members not to be complacent but to prepare, strategise and win in 2019 elections. We must not allow those who brought the country to its knees from 1999 to 2015 to come and take us back. Long live APC. Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Thank you all."
NAIJ.com previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari submitted his nomination and expression of interest forms to the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja shortly after presiding over the federal executive council meeting on Wednesday, September 12.
Security was beefed up ahead of the president's arrival at the national secretariat located at Blantyre street, Wuse II, Abuja.
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