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Former Head of State and National leader of Congress for Progressive Change, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has said that he was ready to slug it out against the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, come 2015.
The presidential candidate in 2011 election said this when he paid a courtesy call on Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State to open his party office in readiness for the battle ahead.
Buhari said, “I am in Kano to open our party office and put an end to the intra and inter- party squabbles culminating in electoral loss that ended up in the tribunal up to the Supreme Court but I want to tell you we are already settling down to face you guys squarely, your Excellency.”
Buhari however condemned the manner at which those in position of authority violated the constitution and electoral laws in Nigeria, noting that “if there is anything that has enjoyed sanctity under PDP-led government from 1999 to date it is the Holy Book”.
The CPC National Leader argued that the constitution had been raped and sidelined in our quest to attain nationhood, stressing that “under normal circumstances we are supposed to work strictly within the provisions of the constitution, but this is Nigeria and nothing is perfect and the only thing they have not tampered with between 1999 to date in Nigeria is the Holy Quran”.
On security challenges in the North, the northern politician appealed to Governor Kwankwaso to review the several security checkpoints within and around the city of Kano, which he said “has slowed down economic activities in the ancient city”. He described the security challenges confronting the northern state as “extremely sad “, adding that “no one has really shown passion on how to handle it until the whole thing snowballed into a big crisis”.
“Kano is a centre of commerce and industries but living on its shadow now. I could recall vividly that when I was a Governor of Bornu in the 70’s no fewer than 200 vehicles depart Kano for Maiduguri on commercial purposes but all that has disappeared and you can imagine those innocent investors that were pushed out of their legitimate businesses”, he lamented.
While thanking gen. Buhari for this call, Governor Kwankwaso commended the CPC National leader for the visit, saying that “this kind of visit by political leaders would no doubt ginger understanding among party faithful and supporters for desired growth.”