Former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday announced his readiness to officially declare his intention to contest the 2015 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Buhari’s public declaration of interest in the presidential election was originally slated for Wednesday 8th October 2014, but it was postponed to Wednesday 15th October 2014 by what an APC sourced told SaharaReporters was due to “paucity of funds”.
According to Chairman of Buhari Vanguard, Jasper Azuatalam, the declaration will now hold on Wednesday as planned at the Eagles Square, Abuja.
“We are pleased to inform Nigerians that Gen Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd) has finally answered the call by Nigerians and has accepted to run for the 2015 presidency,” Azuatulam said.
“Gen Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd) appreciates the overwhelming support he is receiving from Nigerians across different religions and geopolitical zones. Buhari thanks, in particular, Ndi Igbo and Christians, for the unprecedented and overwhelming reception given to him at the Sam Mbakwe airport Owerri and the Catholic Church in Imo State University, Owerri, where Owelle Rochas Okorocha gave out the hand of his daughter in marriage on Saturday, October 11 2014.”
He promised to “lay the cards on the table on Wednesday” for Nigerians to see and make an informed selection, saying Buhari’s campaign will be based on issues and ideas.
“Our references will be on verifiable records and existing examples. Our promises shall be practical and feasible,” he said.
“Adequate security of lives and properties, zero tolerance to corruption, poverty eradication, job creation and the restoration of discipline in the public service shall be Gen Muhammadu Buhari’s foremost priorities among other numerous concerns.
“Every available parameter indicates that Nigerians are tired of the Peoples Democratic Party and President Goodluck Jonathan-led government that have performed far below expectations. Nigerians are yearning for positive change away from the abysmal performance of President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP.
“Muhammadu Buhari is aware of the herculean task ahead and will put in his best as he has always done to rescue Nigerians and put our nation back in the right track. We welcome you all to this historic occasion that will usher the emergence of a new and prosperous Nigeria under the presidency of Muhammadu Buhari come May 29, 2015.”
– Sahara Reporters