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Buhari Asks Youths To Use Their Votes To Save Nigeria From Free Fall

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari has challenged Nigerians to resist further attempt by the Nigeria government to postpone the general elections in the nation.

Speaking in Lagos on Thursday when he addressed Southwest students and youths, Buhari said a timely, free and fair election is key to protecting this democracy, saying that elections must not be allowed to be shifted anymore.

According to him, the essence of this election was to save and rescue the country from the current economic free fall, insecurity and high unemployment, saying that Nigerians must be aware that the current competition in the polity is already getting out hands, with all manner of ploy to resist “change.”

“It is a question of saving the country from free fall. I have not come here to make promises to you, but to tell you that we have a duty to save our nation. And that is what March 28 and April 11 election dates are all about. No Nigeria should accept any postponement because there is no constitutional provision for postponement. We must conduct election and it must be free, fair and credible,” he said.

According to him, the three problems facing the country were insecurity, such as Boko Haram in the Northeast, militancy in the Southeast and pockets of restiveness in the Southwest.

“Important issue for us is insecurity. Second issue is unemployment, and it affects you all, that still have more than 40 years to go. No matter how well I love to live, there is no way I live another 40 years. I want you to reflect how lives have been in the last 16 years of the PDP-led government. What is the strength of the naira from when they took over and now? It is now over N220 to one dollar.

“To revamp the system, there is need for trillions of naira but where will they get it from? PDP has killed this country in the last 16 years. If we don’t kill corruption in Nigeria, it will kill Nigeria. Many of us are still here because we have nowhere to go in the world than to stay in Nigeria. Our objective is to throw away PDP and rehabilitate our country. We will not be distracted by their plans and smear campaign. The problem of Boko Haram went haywire when the police arrested and killed their leaders, instead of prosecuting them.

“It got so bad that Chad, Niger and Cameroon had to come and helped Nigerian military to rescue 14 LGAs from the Boko Haram. PDP has killed the country. That is why this election will be very defining, especially for the youth and the change we all want,” he stated.


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