NEWS: Buhari Welcomes Obasanjo’s Support

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By Dickson Blessing
   
The All Peoples Progressive party (APP) candidate .Gen Muhammed Buhari(Rtd) has welcomed the endorsement of the former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
 
He had said this on wednesay on an interview with CNN’s Chief International Correspondent, Christine Amanpour. He said that this endorsement would encourage more Nigerians to vote for him at the upcoming elections.
When asked by Amanpour what he thought of Obasanjo’s endorsement, Buhari said, “It would certainly bring more supporters to us and more confidence again to us for those who are sitting on the fence.”
This, he said, was “because General Obasanjo is highly respected and as far as the Nigerian nation is concerned, there is no serious issue that can be discussed without people seeking his opinion and listening to it.”
Buhari spoke on his disappointment of the postponement of the election, he maintained that INEC was forced by the military to postpone the election even when they had showed all readiness. He also explained that since the action was constitutional, the APC has asked its supporters to remain calm and resolute.
When asked about Boko Haram insurgency, He acknowledged Nigeria’s military as capable of handling Boko Haram insurgency in the northern part of the country but were unable to do much now due to lack of proper weapons as a result of misappropriation of funds by the government.
If elected as president, he said achieving that goal would not be “too difficult.”
“I believe this problem will not be too difficult for the APC government because we know the Nigerian military is competent. It is a question of making sure that the money voted for equipment and training is properly utilised,” he said.
The former military dictator added “I think I would be judged harshly as an individual that what happened during military administration can be extended under multi-party democratic system,” He therefore made it clear that if Nigeria does not kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria.