Buhari promises to end insurgency if elected President

By The Citizen
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A former Head of State, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has promised that insurgency and other forms of insecurity in the country would be a thing of the past if he is elected President under the platform of the All Progressives Congress in the 2015 general elections.

The Head (Media, Publicity and ICT) in Buhari Support Organisation, Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, stated this in his weekly briefing with journalists on 'GMB meet the party delegates nationwide tour,' held on Friday in Abuja.

'At no time did GMB, all through this meet the delegates tour, share money or lobby any delegate with money. As we all know, a leopard can never change its spot. Friends and sympathisers may have privately encouraged their colleagues to attend the delegates' meeting, certainly not GMB directing or approving any monetary exchange, as being falsely reported by some online media.

'The summary of all the response and the welcoming remarks by GMB at various state capitals can be summarised. He made it clear that this country must first be secured and efficiently and effectively managed if our nation is to bounce back to normalcy for our people to prosper. Leadership integrity must be the focused watchword if we must salvage Nigeria once again.

'We recall that we fought a civil war without borrowing a kobo. But now, despite budgeting well over 25 per cent of the national annual budget to defence, we are borrowing $1bn to prosecute insurgency. Yet, all we keep hearing is the low morale of our fighting forces as they melt before the rampaging ill-trained insurgents.

'A situation where about 20 LGAs of this country are under an alien flag can no longer be tolerated. APC is ready to turn the tide to bring Nigeria back into the fold of proud and respectable community of African nations. Our watch-word is: Securing our nation, prospering our people.

'One is worried to read about Nigerian soldiers giving interview to foreign media on how under-equipped they are as they face the insurgency. Effort by the National Assembly to conduct hearing on such sad development is hushed down. Same as the NASS hearing on the subsidy scam which till this date has remained a mystery to our general public, ” he stated.

So far, in his nationwide tour to meet delegates, Buhari had visited Abia, Bayelsa, Imo, Delta, Cross River, Enugu and Rivers states, where Governor Rotimi Amaechi described him as a committed and focused leader whose watchword was integrity.