President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will be guided by a clear conscience while taking decisions for the progress of the country and he would do the best within his powers for all Nigerians.
A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Monday quoted the President as making the pledge while receiving leaders of the All Progressives Congress in the South East at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari thanked the party leaders for their patriotism, sacrifices and support for the peace and stability of the country.
He commended the South East leaders for acknowledging the laudable and consistent efforts of his administration to restore Nigeria to the position of eminence.
The President noted that some of them have been going round to explaining things about his administration even at the risk of abuse.
He said: “I am very pleased for your patriotism and consistency in supporting our administration. You are always going around explaining things even at the risk of abuse.
“I want you to know that I have not forgotten the efforts and sacrifices you have made in the successes I have achieved in my position and I appreciate what you are doing for the stability of our country and the future of our children and our grandchildren.
“I assure you that whatever I try to do, I will do it with a clear conscience and I’ll do the best I can do for all Nigerians.”
In an address on behalf of South East leaders, the National Vice Chairman, South East APC Emma Eneukwu, thanked the President for the projects receiving attention of the Federal Government in the South East including the Second Niger Bridge, Enugu-Port Harcourt Road as well as the Enugu-Onitsha –Owerri Road, among others.
Reaffirming the unanimous decision of the party in the zone on December 31, 2017 endorsing the President for a second term in office, Eneukwu said, “It is our conviction that four years is not enough for you to complete this worthy journey hence the need for another four years to enable you make Nigeria truly great.
“We implore Mr.President, as a just and fair-minded leader, to make history by supporting the zoning of the office of the President in our great party to the South East at the end of your second tenure in office as President in 2023.”