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APC slams calls for Buhari to retire

18 June 2015, 08:55 Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned calls for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign because of comments over his age.

APC described the call by the so-called PDP Media Watchdog as “a product of poor thinking and deliberate mischief.”

APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the group had quoted Buhari’s comments while he was in South Africa, of of context.

“What President Buhari was saying, which was lost on those who issued that jejune statement, is that only his love and passion for the country could have made him, at his age, to come out of retirement to seek the office of President, over 30 years after he presided over the affairs of the country,” said Mohammed.

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He argued for 16 years, Nigerians gave the People’s Democratic Party the benefit of the doubt to move the country forward, but instead, the party put Nigeria in “reverse gear at a high speed, spinning it towards a doomsday that was only averted when Nigerians showed the PDP the red card.”

“This is what necessitated President Buhari to continuously seek the country's highest political office, so he can help put the country on a forward march again. Nothing else matters, not for him the excitement of an office he previously held and the quest for personal accomplishment,”
Mohammed said.

Mohammed said if the country had been well-managed, Buhari would not, at 72, travelling the world seeking solutions to Nigeria's problems.

He said within three weeks of his inauguration, Buhari had succeeded in returning Nigeria to the comity of nations, to such an extent that world leaders were eager to engage him on how to assist the country in key areas, including security and the fight against corruption.

“Within three weeks of President Buhari's inauguration, he had done what the PDP government could not do in six years.”

- CAJ News


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