- Category: April 2011 Polls
- Published on Thursday, 14 April 2011 06:11
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Moved with emotion, Buhari, who continuously wiped away tears from his eyes as he read his speech, said that Saturday’s presidential election would be the last time he would offer himself for election into the office of the president.
He reminded Nigerians that he never touched any kobo belonging to the public throughout his involvement in the management of public funds, challenging all the presidential candidates to make the same claim before the Nigerian public if their conscience was clear.
Buhari said: “The suffering majority of Nigerian citizens have witnessed the systematic raping and pillaging of the country’s economy by parties and individuals without much thought for due process or care for tomorrow.”
He noted that the process had turned a potentially-rich Nigeria into an international basket case, turning all golden opportunities in the country into an intractable problem. Buhari also said he was seeking to replace the PDP government because it has done so much havoc to the Nigerian people and their reputation, stressing that he joined the presidential race out of personal conviction and concern for the welfare of the Nigerian people.
In his statement, the NYO chairman, Ebenezer Oyetakin, said t he youths of Nigeria decided to give the two awards to the former military head of state because the group has followed his proven integrity, as well as his antecedents since his engagements in public office as an incorrupt leader who has relentlessly insisted that democracy should be practiced constitutionally. (Daily Sun)