The presidential candidate for All Progressives Congress, APC, Maj. General Muhammadu Buhari said any attempt by the electorate to vote the Peoples Democratic Party again would certainly spell doom for Nigeria.
At a North-West zone rally, held at Kaduna Trade Fair Complex, Kawo, Kaduna, Buhari said it was high time the electorate voted to change the government that has impoverished Nigerians for over 16 years.
Buhari told his supporters that if voted he would ensure that Nigeria’s resources are judiciously deployed to tackle poverty, power supply problems and economic challenges facing the country under PDP led government.
He also maintained that his administration would not condone stealing and any form of corruption.
On the issue of past corrupt leaders facing trials in various court across the country, Buhari said he would allow the court to decide on those cases but pointed out that anyone indicted of corruption from 1999 to the day he would be sworn-in would be pardoned.
He however, urged his supporters to get get their Permanent Voter Cards in order to vote out the PDP.
“If you don’t want to continue to suffer, to be enslaved and reduced to mere paupers, then vote APC from the presidential level all through to house of assembly candidates in the forthcoming elections,” he said.
Buhari’s visit to Kaduna Wednesday grounded business activities along Kawo-Kaduna-Zaria road as large number of APC supporters thronged the Trade Fair Complex from 10am when they got wind of his coming to Kaduna.
Though the event was originally scheduled to take place at Murtala Square from 12:00 p.m., the police stopped it on grounds that there was an order from above.
According to Shuaibu Lilly, one of the media consultants of APC presidential campaign, Buhari, was denied access to use the Murtala Mohammed Square for no reason other than “Politics and fear of our intimidating crowd”.
The APC Presidential Campaign Council changed the venue to the permanent site of the Kaduna International Trade Fair Complex along Zaria-Kano Expressway, Rigachikun after several hours of deliberation.
But the heavy traffic jam stretching more than two kilometres from along Kaduna Zaria express road further delayed the programme. It eventually commenced at about 4:30pm.
Prominent among dignitaries present at the event were APC National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, Rivers Governor and DG APC presidential campaign, Rotimi Ameachi, APC Vice Presidential Candidate , Prof Yomi Osinbajo, former Ekiti Governor , Segun Oni , Kaduna APC governorship candidate Malam Nasir El’Rufai, Kano Governor , Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and other governorship, Senatorial, House of Representatives and House of Assembly candidates from the north-west zone, comprising Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara , Kebbi and Sokoto States.
PM news – culled from: http://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2015/03/12/buhari-in-kaduna-vote-apc-to-end-nigerias-suffering/