Former Head of State and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen Muhammadu Buhari, has called on Nigerians to vote out the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) out of power in the 2015 elections.
Buhari, who described the PDP led-government in the country as tyrannical, said the next year’s general elections will present the electorate the opportunity to put an end the ruling party’s misrule in the country.
The former head of state spoke yesterday in Ado Ekiti during the inauguration of the new Ekiti Parapo Square to mark the 4th anniversary of Governor Kayode Fayemi administration, the 18th anniversary of the creation of Ekiti State and the 54th independence anniversary of the country.
Buhari further lamented that Nigerians have been traumatized under the PDP government in the country, urging the people to take their destiny in their hands and rescue themselves from bad governance and oppression.
He, however, challenged the elite across the country to educate the masses on the need to exercise their civic responsibility by coming out en mass to vote for the right candidates during the 2015 elections.
He said: ”It is no doubt that Nigerians have been traumatized under the PDP leadership and Nigeria will be in trouble if we carry on the way the PDP has been doing in Nigeria.
“That is why it is important for we elite to talk to the less privileged to collect their permanent voter cards in preparation for the 2015 elections. This is the only missile against the PDP tyranny. We must take this seriously because the APC is seriously determined to offer a better alternative platform for Nigerians. So, we have to be prepared for the next year elections”.
Buhari, who expressed happiness to be part of APC success stories in Ekiti State, commended Fayemi for his giant stride in the last four years.
“I am indeed very happy to be part of this success story. Fayemi has been able to prove that what is expected of any leader is selfless service. And I want to believe that all these legacy projects will remain in his name forever even after leaving office”, he added.
Also speaking at the event, Fayemi reiterated the need for all and sundry to embrace peace, saying that the economic and academic endeavours could only thrive in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.
The governor also insisted that the state had witnessed peace and accelerated physical development in his four years in office, saying that the development was attested to by the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ index which put Ekiti as one of the four Nigerian states that have made “the most progress and stood out for introducing several high impact reforms that narrowed down the gap to best practices the most”.