Buhari: PDP’s desperation to retain power frightening


Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, described the desperation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to retain power at all cost as frightening.
He spoke at the Ilorin Metropolitan Square, Ilorin, the Kwara State capital during the party’s presidential campaign.
Buhari told the mammoth crowd that if Nigerians fail to change the ruling party in the coming elections, the country would be further ruined.
On his part, the Director-General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, said this is the last chance for Nigerians to change from penury to prosperity.
He said: “From the Emir’s palace, I was just thinking very aloud and to myself that this is the last opportunity for Nigerian elite to either change or the people will force them to change. This is the last for the elite to change from bad to good. This is time for the elite to realise that whether they like it or not, change must take place”
Buhari , who identified corruption, insecurity and unemployment as the three most dangerous situations in the country, pledged that his administration would channel whatever is recovered from its anti-corruption crusade towards implementing qualitative education in all states.
He said: “If you allow the PDP by any chance to continue to rule this country, God forbid, you are ruining yourself and you are ruining this country. The desperation in that camp is frightening and with so much resources in their hands, and with the coercive resources at their command, we have a problem but, God willing, we will overcome that problem.
“When I look at the crowd wherever we go, and statistics confirm it, more than 60 per cent of them are youths and they are unemployed whether they finished school or not. This is very dangerous for the nation state. What savings we make from corruption will be heavily invested in education, infrastructure etc. The best we can do for the coming generation is to give them qualitative and quantitative education and APC government throughout the federation will do that.”
Leader of APC in the state and former governor, Senator Bukola Saraki, dismissed attacks on Buhari’s previous records as a military ruler, saying the current generation of 2015 voters are youths who have no interest in the allegations against Buhari.
During a courtesy call on the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Gambari, Buhari said the party is aware of the high expectations of Nigerians concerning the party’s electoral promises and would not fail to implement them.


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