- Category: Politics
- Published on Thursday, 24 March 2011 10:19
- Written by Leadership
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While lamenting over the decay in infrastructure across the country, the CPC presidential hopeful promised that the issue of security, power generation, employment as well as good rural roads would be his top priority if elected in the April polls.
"We must insist that our votes count. The election must be free and fair and we must try to empower the people. 12 years ago, our textile industries employed over 300,000 people but now, it can only employ about 20,000, so, where is the balance of 280,000? So, you can see that there is need for our leaders to effect a change and the change is in CPC," Buhari stated.
He commended Governor Suswam for according him proper protocol even though he belonged to a different political party and urged him to continue to show political maturity.
In his remarks, Hon. Suswam commended Gen. Buhari for the way he had been carrying out his campaigns and advised that it is high time Nigerians discarded political violence.
Suswam noted that based on Buhari’s background as a security person, he is vast on security issues and urged him to continue to encourage his supporters to eschew violence to serve as shining examples to other political parties.
The Governor opined that as the nation goes into election, only one person would emerge as winner, hence the need for other contestants to support such a person.
Positing that the incumbent President, Goodluck Jonathan appointed Prof. Jega as INEC Chairman because of his belief in free and fair elections, Suswam called on all political actors to support the President to further move the country forward.