Don’t listen to “empty barrel elite’’, Lamido tells Buhari

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The Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Barkindo, advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to listen to the call by some “empty barrel Nigerian elite’’ that he should not seek a re-election.

President Buhari pays courtesy visit to Lamido Adamawa HRH Dr Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha accompanied by Governor Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa state in Yola, Adamawa on 13th Nov 2015

Irked by calls by some notable Nigerians that Buhari should not seek a re-election, Barkindo said on Tuesday in Yola that Buhari has achieved a lot and should proceed to seek for a second term.

Buhari who is currently in Yola for a visit, was at the palace of the Lamido to pay homage.

“I am calling you to remain focus, stand firm and don’t listen to the empty barrel Nigerian elite who are calling you not to contest 2019 Presidential election.

“They are burying their heads in shame and telling people that Buhari’s led government has done nothing,” Barkindo noted.

Thanking the Lamido for his support, Buhari said that he had fulfilled major promises made to electorate during his political campaign.

He said that the fight against corruption and maintenance of peace and security were among the priorities of his administration.

“We appreciate security progress in the North East and the country at large.

He explained also that economic development had improved, especially in agriculture.

“We are lucky that for the past two years farmers across the country experienced excellent harvests,” Buhari said.

He said that Federal ministry of agriculture and Central Bank of Nigeria would continue to support famers in years to come in order to sustain sufficient national food production and economy growth.

He said he was aware of the abandoned Chochi water and irrigation project in Yola South local government area and explained that no one should be blamed for it. (NAN)

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