A presidential aspirant of All Progressive Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), was received by a huge crowd of the supporters who stormed Yenagoa in Bayelsa State.
APC enthusiasts and other residents of the state trooped out the secretariat of APC at Erepa Street in Yenagoa, to look at the former head of state whose slogan is ‘zero tolerance to corruption.
APC presidential candidate was in the state to address the delegates of the party for the party’s forthcoming presidential primaries.
Buhari and his associates were received by Tiwe Oruminighe, the state Chairman of APC, and members of the state working committee.
Speaking to the nominees, the former head of the state moaned the deep-rooted corruption in Nigeria, accusing with it the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to him, the PDP had brought nothing but untold discomfort to Nigerians, adding that another four years of the PDP would further descent the country into grief.
Buhari said the people to analyse 1999 when the PDP took over the reins of power with the current realities, penetrating that everything had gone from bad to worse.
He said Nigerians should either make a wise choice in the next 2015 election by voting the APC or stay in constant suffering.
“If you want to know how much we have been suffering under the PDP since 1999, try and imagine what our condition was in 1999. We used to have Nigerian airways, we used to have Nigerian shipping lines, the roads were not too bad, even light itself was not too bad,” he said.
Buhari told the delegates under the watch of the ruling party, many industries had closed shops, leading to backwardness in industrialization.
He mentioned that the PDP had shown total disrespect to democratic institutions and lack of political will to stop corruption.
“What is wrong? What is wrong is massive corruption. If we don’t kill corruption in Nigeria, corruption will kill us,” he said, adding that corruption had made it impossible for the country to develop its potential.
The APC has recently changed the timetable for its primary elections.
The date for the party’s governorship primary election has been moved to December 4, 2014.