Posted by News Express | 19 March 2015 | 3,405 times
Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday received representatives of 14 political parties under the umbrella of Coalition of Progressive Political Parties (COP3) in Abuja.
The parties met with Buhari with a view to seeking his assistance in the entrenchment of democracy in the country.
The parties included Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), African Peoples Alliance (APA), KOWA Party, Social Democratic Party (SDP), African Democratic Congress (ADC), Hope Democratic Party, Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), United Peoples Party (UPP), Accord Party, Independent Democratic (ID), Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), Action Alliance (AA) and All Progressives Congress (APC).
Buhari expressed his appreciation to the development and also his confidence that Nigeria would have a credible election on March 28 and April 11.
He also challenged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to account for the 16 years it had rule the country. “We challenge the PDP, let them account for their stay in power for 16 years of rulership, in terms of the fundamental objectives we have been talking about, in the three most important aspects we have been talking about- in the areas of security, economy and corruption.
“We have been very consistent about these issues, but people who are sitting on the periphery have kept on making noise and wasting our time. Let them come and defend themselves in what they have done in the last 16 years with the incredible resources they made within this period.
“The incredible resources this country realized within this period, are much more than what the country made since the amalgamation in 1914. If you go and get this record from the Central Bank, the type of money we made in the last 16 years, we have never made it before. We used to have Nigeria Airways, Nigeria Shipping Line, Nigeria Railways, etc. But what do we have now? Nothing. Look at the state of our naira. Now you have to get over N220 for a dollar. How can we develop under this system?”, he queried.
•Adapted from a Daily Sun report. Photo shows Buhari.
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