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Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari has boldly declared that no one will unseat him a few hours to Nigerian crucial general election when he will be facing a tough contest with another Northern harsh rival Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
He was reacting to the report that he didn’t have the strength to rule Nigeria for another four years.
Buhari made this declaration in an interview aired on Friday on the verified Instagram page of CNN Africa while responding to doubts about his ability to run the country for a second term.
The president was asked: “This is a vibrant democracy. You came in, unseating the incumbent. Are you worried the same could happen to you?”
Replying, Buhari responded, “No. Nobody would unseat me. I am ready to take this country forward for the next four years.”
He was asked about the activities of Boko Haram in the North east despite promise of ending insurgency less than a year on assumption of office.
Responding, Buhari insisted that Boko Haram was no longer “technically” having a grip on any local government area in the region.
“We have 774 local governments in this country. They (Boko Haram) 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 them in soft targets like churches, mosques, marketplaces, motor parks and other places.”
“Of course, we are doing our best (to contain the terror) and we thank some foreign countries in Europe and the United States for training our armed forces and going to the battlefront to see how they have performed.”
The election commences a few hours from now.