Muhammadu Buhari. (File: AFP)
Lagos - The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the presidential poll, Muhammadu Buhari, has put himself in good stead to win the election, his party said following his recent presentation in the United Kingdom.
The party said following his “historic” appearance Catham House outing, the former military leader had “all it takes” to reclaim the post.
“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 the fumbling 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,” Rivers APC Chairman, Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said in a statement he issued in Port Harcourt.
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“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.”
Rivers APC expressed happiness that Buhari used the event to assure the world of his readiness to personally lead the war against Boko Haram and to fight corruption when he assumes office as Nigeria’s new President on May 29 this year, the party said.
It congratulated Buhari on his Chatham House Lecture, urging him not to relent as they collectively worked to rescue the country from corruption.
“We wish to reiterate that not minding the intimidation by the PDP Leadership against us in Rivers State we are set to ensure that General Buhari does not only win Rivers State but that all the APC candidates win all the available seats in Rivers State during the March and April general elections,” Ikanya added.
Buhari and incumbent Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party will vie for the highest office in the country on March 28.