While urging Nigerians to support his administration in defeating Boko Haram, he said, “We need a lot of money for the military, for spare parts, communication gadgets, arms and ammunition. Boko Haram is certainly supported by forces outside Nigeria.”
He also stated that the National Working Committee of the APC, supported his emergence as the party’s flag-bearer.
“I said it much earlier at the National Executive Committee of our party that if my party recommended me to its executive, I would contest. I did that to to save time and wide discussions among members of the party.
”So, those who felt very strongly about it left the party and the party nominated me. Why? It is because I felt that the three fundamental objectives we campaigned in 2015 are still relevant,” he added.