The national leader of Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, General Muhammadu Buhari has assured that the opposition parties would not disappoint Nigerians if given the opportunity to rule in 2015.
The former Head of State added that the newly formed All Progressives Congress, APC, made up of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, and a faction of the All Progressives Grand Allaince, APGA, would uphold the trust in transforming Nigeria positively.
The former Military General stated this yesterday at the CPC contact and mobilisation committee for the north-west zone in Kaduna.
According to Buhari, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has almost collapsed the entire system in the country, saying that there is an urgent need for immediate action that will put the country on the right track in order to return to its lost glory.
Hear him, “The reason why we are here is to educate the people on the new party formation whose talks are ongoing; this movement for unity is a must for any CPC member.
“Any right-thinking person will know that, from 1999 to date, Nigeria has been blessed with human and natural resources. You will also agree that the leadership of this country has betrayed the nation and the people.
“From 2007, we started observing that if we are not united, we cannot overthrow the present set of leadership who are engaged in doing the wrong things.
What happened in 2003, 2007 and 2011 general elections does not show any sign of fairness and justice. Even the by-elections conducted has further indicated that there is no justice in the elections of this country.
“Those of you at the grass roots know better than I know, that instead of the government educating our youth, putting the education system in the right perspectives to better the lives of the future leaders, they steal money in the name of doing so. But for the youth who lack what to do, they are given hard drugs, making them engage in all manner of atrocities.
“I was a Governor, a Minister of petroleum, a Head of State, headed PTF and all these were through the help of God.
“In 2015, if Nigerians agree to give us another opportunity, we will uphold the trust.
“Those of you elected under the CPC are those that truly won the elections. I spoke about ‘Kare Jini, Biri Jini’ before; I don’t want to repeat it again. All those of you elected have lots of work to do now. Ensure that those who elected you agree with you for you to be re-elected, hold the party with your right hands and ensure that this unity is sustained.
“ In 2015, we shall be victorious in capturing states including Abuja, Insha Allah, and, from now onward, all CPC members should be ready to spend his or her money. If you have goats, sell it or mortgage your property for the sake of this country.”
Speaking further, the Kastina-born politician claimed that the elections of 2003, 2007 and 2011 lacked fairness and people’s votes were not allowed to count.
While urging the party faithful and Nigerians at large to support the merger movement, he said, the part was a coalition of political parties determined to wrestle power from the ruling PDP and give every Nigerian a sense of belonging, where their well-being will be given top priority.