The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, says her husband is a compassionate and loving person with the interest of the ordinary masses at heart despite looking tough and hard.
Mrs Buhari said this yesterday when the All Progressives Congress (APC) Women and Youth Presidential Campaign Team (AWYPCT) met members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers National (NURTW) at their national headquarters.
The AWYPCT chairperson, who spoke through the former Lagos state governor, Brig. General Mohammed Buba Marwa, who led the delegation, said her husband was leading by example.
She said, “President Buhari is leading by example. There are two kinds of leaders. One will lead by example and tell you, do as I do and you have the other one saying do as I say and not as I do. You will agree with me that when you have a leader who leads by example you do the right thing and don’t steal so that the money is stretched further to cover more projects. This is the secret behind the success of the President.
“Without all the interest usually built into projects as a result of corruption, more projects will be executed with little and the money can go further. In the area of security, the Road Transport Workers will be in a better position to know and say the parks are safer. It is a clear indication that things are working because the President is up and doing.
“Electricity is better now than before and by the time you add Mambilla to it, everything will be nomalised. But of greater interest to you are the roads. Work is ongoing in the entire trunk A roads across the country and there are about 25 special roads that are being dualised. You know the roads better because you ply the roads.
“One of the first things he did was not to start building infrastructure, but to ensure that workers who are owed salaries are paid. He gave states money to pay salaries and also paid over 20 billion to Nigeria Airways pensioners. He also paid Biafra Police who served during the civil war. He has clearly demonstrated that he is a man of the people and he wants to improve the lives of Nigerians and make everyone safe.”
Aisha said President Buhari had proved to be an incorruptible leader in the last three and a half years.
The NURTW National President, Comrade Najeem Yasin, in his response, said the union would not forget President Buhari because of his decision to abolish those he called Yan Kamiso from the motor parks across the country as Military Head of State.
Yasin, who said that singular act gave them the advantage they enjoy today with drivers operating freely without being harassed at the parks, said the union had to maintain as much neutrality as possible having signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Independent National Electoral Commission to transport electoral materials across the country.
He, however, hailed President Buhari for the various road projects currently going in in different parts of the country.
He urged members of the union to go all out this Saturday to use their PVCs to elect the right candidate who they believe will move the nation forward.
Meanwhile, a group of solid mineral miners, processors, traders, quarry operators, workers and sand dredgers have pledged to mobilise five million votes for the re-election of President Buhari in the forthcoming election.
The convener of Miners for Buhari/Osinbajo (M4BO), Alhaji Saleh Abu Katsina, who spoke on Tuesday in Abuja when the group visited the campaign office of the APC Women and Youth Presidential Campaign Team (AWYPCT), led by the wife of the President Aisha Buhari, said they backed Buhari for the landmark achievements in the mining sector.
Responding on behalf of the wife of the president, Marwa, pledged to deliver the group’s positions to the appropriate quarter.