Buhari Vows To Punish Corrupt Leaders If Elected

buhariThe Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd), on Wednesday, said his administration would not condone stealing or any form of corrupt practice from public office holders if elected into power.

He made the declaration in Kaduna at the north-west zonal rally of the APC Presidential Campaign Organization .

General Buhari who addressed party supporters in Hausa language, said his government would not witch-hunt past and present corrupt leaders, who are currently facing trials in various courts across the country, but would allow the courts to decide their fate.

He also explained that anybody who is involved in corrupt practice after he assumes office must face the music.

General Buhari however said that another four years of PDP would make it 20 years of poverty, corruption, lack of electricity as well as several challenges militating against the development of the country.

The APC candidate called on all his supporters to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) because that is the only way they can vote out the PDP from power.

State governors, National and State lawmakers and National and State leadership of the party were all in attendance to canvass for support of the people of the zone.

Before the rally, General Buhari had held a town hall meeting with Christian and Muslim leaders in the zone.

There, he assured them that he has no plan to Islamise Nigeria as being alleged by the PDP.

He also promised to tackle corruption and insurgency in the north-east.

Also speaking at the rally, the Director General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation and Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi and the party’s National Chairman, John Oyegun, accused the PDP of kicking against the use of card readers because of its intention to rig the election.

They also asked all APC members to stay back at polling stations after casting their votes to ensure their votes count.

APC Appoints Amaechi DG of Presidential Campaign Organization

amaechi-rotimi 1The All Progressives Congress (APC) has named Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State as the Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Organization, which will drive the party’s effort to win the 2015 presidential election.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the announcement followed the hugely successful convention at which its presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, was democratically elected, and the successful choice of his running mate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

It said Gov. Amaechi’s outstanding reputation as a man of courage, principle, strength of character, decency and love of country, as well as his administrative prowess and organizational skills combined to fetch him perhaps the most important task in the quest for positive change in Nigeria.

APC thanked Nigerians for their support and prayers toward the success of the convention, the emergence of Gen. Buhari as the APC presidential candidate and the choice of Prof. Osinbajo as his running mate.

The party said it believed it had lived to its promise to Nigerians to ensure that the choice of its presidential running mate would be made within the context of the best democratic ideals, considering the enormously-positive reactions from the general public to the choice of Prof. Osinbajo.

”With a presidential candidate that has rekindled the hopes of the citizenry and revived their belief in democratic ideals, we believe we must also choose a running mate that will complement the sterling qualities of the presidential candidate. We must confess that the choice was a tough one, considering the array of eminently-qualified and outstanding candidates that we had to choose from.

”Yes, we were spoilt for choice but, in the end, we picked as running mate a man whose pedigree, nationally, sub-regionally, regionally and globally, attests to the fact that our party, the APC, is a repository of high quality leadership materials, and that our country, Nigeria, has no shortage of the very best human resources,” it said.

APC said whether in the academic, legal or ecclesiastical world, Prof. Osinbajo stands much taller than his physical frame, and serves as a good running mate to our presidential candidate, himself a man of such rare sterling qualities that have stood the test of time, qualities that are now so sorely lacking in our country’s leadership.

”Our presidential running mate is an award-winning professor of law, a legal luminary, a gentleman, a much-sought-after public speaker, a tested administrator, an author and a man of great ecclesiastical standing.

”Educated in Nigeria and the UK, Prof. Osinbajo is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, who has served in many organizations and professional bodies in Nigeria, West Africa, Africa and the United Nations. He has authored or edited over a dozen publications, has taught and practised law at the high levels, and has served on the Editorial Boards of learned publications and non-legal publications, in addition to publishing many articles in learned journals.

”Now that we have presented Nigerians with the best possible choices for the exalted positions of President and Vice President, we expect that citizens, who have been yearning for quality leadership, will use their voting power to put Nigeria firmly on the path of greatness. A country seeking to be among the greats in the comity of nations cannot afford to have a mediocre leadership,” the party said.