The All Progressives Congress has said that the performance of its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) in the delivery of his Chatham House lecture has removed any form of doubt that the former Head of State was ready to save Nigeria from its current woes.
The APC described Buhari’s speech in London as world class, adding that the presidential candidate used the opportunity to explain how he intended to fight Boko Haram should he become the President of the country.
Rivers State Chairman of the party, Dr. Davies Ikanya, said Buhari’s performance demonstrated that he (Buhari) had what it would take to win the forthcoming presidential election on March 28, 2015.
Ikanya, who spoke through his Senior Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Chief Chukwuemeka Eze, urged Buhari not to relent in his efforts, adding that the APC in Rivers was sure of the party’s victory in the state.
“Whatever doubt that might have existed in anybody’s mind about Buhari’s readiness to rescue Nigeria from the low depths to which it has been dragged by President Goodluck Jonathan has surely been erased by the General’s acclaimed outing at the Royal Institute for International Affairs, Chatham House, London, on Thursday.
“Buhari’s speech was world class, as readily testified by the packed audience that included British politicians, diplomats, journalists and a wide cross-section of Nigerians.
“The event’s chairman, former British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Sir Richard Gozney, aptly captured the Buhari persona when he described him as ‘a man of modesty, unusual for a Nigerian politician, and having clarity of thoughts and speech’.
“The success of the well-celebrated event demonstrates the international acceptance of General Buhari as the next President of Nigeria,” Ikanya added.
He, however, urged President Goodluck Jonathan to start preparing his handover notes, adding that nothing will save him (Jonathan) from defeat on March 28, 2015.
The APC state chairman urged Nigerians not to be swayed by cash gifts ahead of the general elections, maintaining that such cash gift were Nigerians’ money that was misappropriated.
“We urge Nigerians to collect the money as it is their money that was misappropriated and looted but vote him (Jonathan) out for the collective greater future of our country,” he added.
The state APC chairman warned President Jonathan and the PDP leadership to abandon the plot to ask the INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, to proceed on terminal leave anytime from now.
According to him, “President Jonathan should be man enough and prepare himself for his defeat and face the election without looking for any shortcut to stay a day longer as the President of Nigeria as Nigerians are fed up with his visionless administration.”