Buhari@Chatham House: I will tackle terrorism, corruption

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buharichatamThe presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Gen. Muhammadu , spoke at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA), better known as Chatham House, United Kingdom, on Thursday morning, vowing to tackle terrorism and corruption if elected as Nigeria’s president in next month’s election. The former head of state, who spoke on a topic – “Prospects for Democratic Consolidation in Africa: Nigeria’s Transition,” said the focus of the international on Nigeria’s election is not misplaced, requesting that the interest should continue. Speaking on Boko Haram, Buhari  promised that if elected as  president, his government would not allow the loss of any Nigerian territory to terrorists. He reiterated his determination to fight corruption, saying “On corruption, there is no confusion on where I stand. First and foremost, we will plug the holes in the budgetary process. All revenue-generating arms of the government, led by NNPC, would have a single book, while anti-corruption agencies would operate without government interference.” He also spoke on the emergence of democracy as the preferred system of governance across the world. The APC candidate said the defunct USSR experience was a personal turning point for him,  stressing that the process thought him that “change could be effected without firing a single shot”. On democracy in , Buhari cited the example of four countries where the ruling party peacefully handed over to victorious opposition parties. He also listed Togo, Central African Republic, Guinea Bissau, Mali and other countries where democracy has suffered, saying that can be “viewed from two prisms, or can be seen as a glass that is half-full.”  

12 Comments

  1. Grace Aigbokhae

    February 26, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Good 1 as for Me Change all the way.

  2. Shobande Keymon Yomi

    February 26, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    That’s 100% sure

  3. Eunice Aigbokhae

    February 26, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Very good

  4. Sandra chinasa Deborah

    February 26, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    To transform Nigeria dats wat we want dat all. We don’t want 2 knw hw

  5. Louis Offor

    February 26, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    This is the change we want. The change that we all hope for. The change that won’t need patronage before people begin to acknowledge it. It is the change we all need. #Votewisely.

  6. Lucky

    February 26, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Sai Buhari Sai Baba…………First and foremost,i give thanks to almighty Jehovah for givin us this great n credible man.Change is not that easy that is why those bad elements are working round the clock to discredit you n also dent your well built personality.Gen Mahammadu Buhari you have being the man of the moment.Gen Muhammadu Buhari you have created a perfect history for yourself n our great country in the past and if history would allow you,you gonna create another perfect history again.Gen Muhammadu Buhari i love you more than myself because of your uprightness and honesty.Gen Muhammadu Buhari the man that is ever ready to stand by the diwntrodden in the society.Gen Muhammadu Buhari the man that has no kleptomania attribute and altitude like other politicians.We cant keep doing the same thing since 1999 and keep expecting different result.The change we are yearning for is here.Vote for change.

  7. Chiamaka Emmanuella Onuoha

    February 26, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    If u will keep to ur promise, y won’t i vote for u we need change.tho before now i have u in mind, i want to vote for u

  8. Adewumi Taofiq

    February 26, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Nice one

  9. tyra bello

    February 26, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    shame on Fayose…. Your impeachment days are getting closer

  10. Ndubuisi Oscar

    February 26, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Continuity is what we need, we don’t need backwardness. Forward Nigeria. #GEJ

  11. Salisu yahuza

    February 26, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    GMB IS OUR PRESIDENT 2015 VOTE FOR HIM CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

  12. ability ifeanyi

    February 27, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Buhari, you have failed even if you want promise us that you will let the heaven come and your will be done.you cannot smell that seat,i can see that you are the commander of those boko haram that is why if elect you they will stop their activities in one touch.let me assure you goodluck have started that mission of fighting your boys to the last and he will come out successfully