Buhari Begins ‘Meet the Delegates’ Tour’
A former Head of State, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday started his meet the delegates’ tour with visits to delegates in Abia, Imo, Delta and the six states in the South-South geo-political zone.
He used the visit to canvass support for his desire to fly the All Progressives Congress flag in the 2015 general elections and ultimately contest the presidential election.
The Head of Media of the Buhari Organisation, Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, confirmed this in a telephone interview with our correspondent in Abuja.
He said, “As we speak, we are just leaving from Port-Harcourt and by tomorrow, God’s willing, we will be in Makurdi.
“Everywhere we went, the story is the same. People want positive change; they are tired of the corruption and the lack of security which has become part of our daily lives.
“The General canvassed the support of the delegates in the light of the growing insecurity despite the huge resources spent on security – this year alone N1tn was spent and another $1bn loan is being looked for.”
He said Buhari also spoke about the inefficiency, which had become the bane of the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration, which appeared comfortable in the midst of growing corruption and impunity.
He said that the impunity had led to an unprecedented level of the use of state apparatus and resources to intimidate people for holding opposing views.
Maduekwe noted that contrary to the perception in some quarters, despite his age, Buhari was not sitting in his comfort zone but he had been going round the nation to meet with delegates.
He reiterated the campaign organisation’s readiness to ensure an issue-based campaign to restore public confidence in governance and the need to push for positive change.
The spokesperson also explained that the fund raising campaign, which was being embarked on, was aimed at getting ordinary Nigerians who were lovers of Buhari to contribute at least N100 each to support his campaign.
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