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Don’t Be Rude To My Opponent, Buhari Warns Supporters, Loyalists

Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (rtd)

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja – The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has warned all his supporters, volunteers and other well-wishers within the party or even out of it not to insult or be rude to any other aspirants or party leaders on his behalf.

Buhari who said this when he inaugurated his Campaign Council on Monday in Abuja said his supporters must be good ambassadors of the opposition.

Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (rtd)

Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (rtd)

“As a body, the opposition is committed to the rule of law; and as members of the parties in the opposition, you must learn to do the same at all times.

“My supporters must not engage in any kind of behaviour or conduct that will tarnish the image of any leader or promote division and rancour within the ranks of the party. Whoever does that should know he or she is working for the enemy.

He however urged them to be vigilant saying “you must learn to be vigilant especially just before, during and immediately after elections, whether these are rigged or not, so that sponsored hoodlums are not made to not commit illegality that are in the end blamed on you.”

“Not only must you not take the law into your hands, no matter the level of provocation, you must be able to expose those planning to do so before they act.”

“I know it is all too painful for you to see votes you cast being disregarded and votes illegally thumb printed being counted to rig out the choice that you have legitimately and conclusively made. And it is even more painful when you know that the road to remedy has been firmly shut in your face; for, you are always called on to accept a judgment whose justice you cannot see, whose logic is flawed and whose facts speak against itself.

“All the same, I urge you to take to patience. I wish to assure you that the leadership of the opposition is not unmindful of this sad and frustrating situation, and has accordingly put in place a mechanism that will permanently put an end to rigging in this country.”

General Buhari said that the APC intend to prosecute the campaign to win.

“We undertake to end the impunity of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, a party that has proved clueless in every material particular. It has failed to address any of the important concerns of the people of this country. It has failed to deal squarely with the great security challenge that has faced this nation within these last five years.

“And it has remained touchy and impervious to all constructive criticism, and without concern for human life and for the suffering going on in the land.

He lamented the attitude of Jonathan government towards the killings by Boko Haram insurgents

“As we campaigned, Boko Haram attacked Baga town in Borno State, reportedly killing 2,000 people; but to this clueless government, this toll is just a number, a statistic that adds up to the litany that has gone before it. And worst of all, this PDP government has split the country along all known fault lines. It is time to send them into deserved retirement; which, in the normal cause of events, it will have done nothing to deserve.

“On our part, we have solemnly promised this nation that we are going to secure it against all threats, manage its resources efficiently and with demonstrable transparency, and then fix whatever is amiss in it.

“Under an APC government, no one will go to bed hungry, angry with the government or with the fear of insurgents or nocturnal visitors. We shall secure the government for the people and fix it. And, verily, we shall deliver on every of our promises”, said Buhari.


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