Transcribe version of President Buhari acceptance speech, after securing APC presidential ticket

I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the Chairman and
members of the Convention Committee for planning and
conducting this convention. The same appreciation goes to the
chairmen of National and State Executive Committees of our party.
Thank you very much for doing a difficult job well. I would like to
pay tribute to Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chief Bisi Akande the first
chairman of our great Party and to Chief John Oyegun who led the
party until this year and all the APC Governors.The result of the
presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress this time is
differentbecause I am the only candidate. I thank all other eligible
candidates who deferred to me inthe interest of our party unity and
over-all national stability.
Fellow party members, it is with a deep sense of humility that I
stand before you today to accept the nomination of our party, the
All Progressives Congress to be its candidate and flag-bearer in
the 2019 presidential elections.
As I stand today before you, there is no honour greater than the
confidence given to me by all of you when you affirmed my
nomination. I thank you for your support. I thank you for your
guidance. I thank you for staying committed to the CHANGE
I accept this honour as a tribute and mark of confidence to carry
the responsibility as we all join hands to continue the good work of
the APC government to 2023 and beyond.
We are very proud of our record from 2015 to date: We have
arrested and checked the slide to anarchy on the security and
economic fronts. Boko Haram is reduced to dastardly attacks on
soft targets. Normalcy has returned to much of North East and
neighbouring North West states. Our currency has stabilised. Our
reserves are now $44 billion, a lot higher than we had in 2015.
Power generation capacity has reached 8,000 megawatts against
less than 4,600 when we came into office. As we invest in new
power generation infrastructure we are strenuously working to
address the legacy deficiencies and challenges of transmission
and distribution networks across the country. We are executing
Independent Power Projects in 9 Federal Universities to deliver
uninterrupted power supply and we intend to expand to a total of
37 UniversitiesWe have revived most of our capacity to produce
fertilisers locally.The Government through its Anchor Borrowers
Programme and other incentives has empowered more than 2
million farmers to go back to the land. We now produce 80% of our
rice requirements. Many farmers who nearly lost hope are now
millionaires.We have introduced primary school feeding
programmes to encourage attendance and enrolment. We also
have introduced the conditional cash transfer to help small and
medium businesses, the men, the women and young people who
drive our economy. We have repaired and are repairing major
arterial roads and starting major railway projects with the aim of
linking the 36 states with efficient road and rail transportation
systems.We are attacking corruption head-on. With international
support we are recovering Nigerian stolen assets and applying
them to infrastructural developments.
Today the corrupt are facing the wrath of law and leakages have
been generally blocked.
Mr. Chairman, Your Excellencies, Members of the APC. We can be
proud of our achievements. CHANGE has come.
Ladies and Gentlemen, fellow Nigerians, think how much PDP
Governments earned between 1999 to 2015. Think what they did
with it.
Infrastructure down! Security down!
18 local governments of Nigeriaunder control of a hostile army of
insurgents, Reserves depleted! Bankruptcy around the corner.
What did they do with your money?Internationally, Nigeria is now
respected. My inter-action with foreign heads of state and
government has been very encouraging. The international
community is very supportive of our efforts to put our country in
Ladies and gentlemen, Members of APC, I thank you deeply for
your support and confidence in me. I will not let you or the people
of Nigeria down. On to victory in 2019!
Long live APC!
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria!
Thank you and God bless you all.

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