Abuja - Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, APC presidential aspirant for the 2015 general elections, on Wednesday commended the Nigerian Armed Forces for their courage as they battled insurgency in the country.
Buhari gave the commendation at the Eagle Square in Abuja where he declared his intention to contest the 2015 presidential elections on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to Buhari, the forces should be celebrated for their perseverance and urged Nigerians to resolve to rid the country of Boko Haram.
"I would like us to place on record our appreciation for the efforts of our Armed Forces under the new leadership and police in confronting these challenges. This is an occasion to celebrate and appreciate their efforts.
"I humbly wish to present myself before you, before all Nigerians and before God, seeking to be elected as APC's presidential candidate,’’ he said.
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He said he was in the race because nearly all are in fear of their lives or safety for themselves and their families due to insurgency by the godless movement called Boko Haram.
"By marauding murderers in towns and villages, armed robbers on the highways and kidnappers who have put whole communities to fright and sometimes to flight.’’
"Outlining his nine-point agenda, Buhari promised to tackle corruption which he described as blatant and widespread. The rest of the world looks at Nigeria as the home of corruption. Nigeria is a country where stealing is not corruption’’.
Other points he promised to look into are solid mineral exploitation and reviving industries to attract employment and restoring honour and integrity to public service.