Defections from the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) is not a source of worry for President Muhammadu Buhari and he wants his supporters to know this. 

He also wants them to throw away every worry from the window, as he believes the defections are just the hand of God in action. 

"God will continue to fish out the bad eggs among us," the spokesman for President Buhari, Femi Adesina quoted him as saying.

Mr Adesina said President Buhari spoke on Thursday in Bauchi at a campaign rally for Gumau Lawal Yahaya, the APC candidate in the Bauchi South senatorial District bye-election, scheduled to take place on August 11.

While the 2019 general election draws near, political realignments have continued to happen in different states and the APC is losing more while the opposition Peoples Democratic Party appears to be gaining.

The latest are the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, the Governor of Sokoto State and the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal. 

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But President Buhari, who is seeking re-election in 2019, assured APC supporters in Bauchi that his administration and the party had not forgotten their campaign promises.

"The work we are doing is because of God, our country and you. I want to inform you that the knowledge we have garnered over the years, we won’t allow you to be cheated.

“Like we promised, what will determine a good future for the country are security, strong economy and to stop corruption.

“We campaigned on these things, you voted for us and we will never forget.”

After more than three years in office, the President and the APC have come under criticism for their performance, especially with regards to the handling of killings in the country.

But President Buhari urged the people to trust his administration as it was working in their interest.

“I want you to trust us in what our administration is trying to achieve. All we are doing is because of God, because of the nation and you,” he said.

The President endorsed the APC candidate for the senatorial bye-election in company with the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, and the governors of Bauchi, Plateau, Kano and Imo states.

“We urge you to vote Yahaya, we support him and we believe he will deliver,” he said.

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One thing that President Buhari believes is that “ordinary Nigerians have developed confidence in us and are defending us".

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