President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he would win resoundingly should another election be held in the country.
The president premised his confidence on the mammoth crowd that welcomed him during his two-day visit to Kano State yesterday.
Buhari stated this shortly before visiting the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II.
“I am overwhelmed by the sea of people I see and by what I see today, if elections are contested I will no doubt win it”, Buhari said of the mammoth crowd that came to welcome him.
The president reaffirmed the commitment of his administration towards the fight against insurgency in the country.
According to him, while Kano is the commercial hub of the Northern Nigeria, commercial activities in the state have been paralysed by the Boko Haram insurgency.
“Before the insurgency, dozens of articulated vehicles,from different states in the north trooped into Kano to buy goods.
“The activities of the insurgents have really paralyse the socio-economic activities of the state”, the president added.
He noted, however, that with the steps taken by his administration towards decimating Boko Haram insurgency, the commercial glory of the state would soon be restored.
His words: “Our administration is committed to pursuing the three-point agenda: the fight against corruption, insurgency and restoring the economy. Security is one of my top priorities. We can’t measure the loss caused by Boko Haram to the Northeast region and by extension to Kano State.
“But we are now on top of the situation. As you can witness, peace is being restored in the Northeastern region and other areas in the North”.
Describing Kano State as his support base since he ventured into politics in 2002, Buhari said he is proud of the state for its unflinching support for him.