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- Published on Monday, 19 March 2012 19:46
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Presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the 2011 presidential election, General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd), yesterday said that until the justice system is reformed, Nigerians would continue to suffer severe hardship occasioned by bad governance.
According to the CPC leader, “there is something wrong about our laws in Nigeria, and justice is the only way for good governance, but PDP is not ready to do justice like what happened in Adamawa, Kogi and Sokoto states.”
General Buhari, who spoke to the party faithful led by the Kaduna State chairman of the party, Alhaji Ahmadu Coca Cola, in his Kaduna residence when they paid him homage, assured his party loyalists that the party had studied what happened during the previous election in the country, and has now strategized and ready to win any elections.
Explaining his reason for silence, he said: "CPC has its laws and my case was in the court for proceedings and to also study the intrigues and think of how to move the party forward.”
"I call on the party’s headquarters and all state party offices to conduct themselves according to the party constitution and always obey the laws; hence we were in court and can only speak through our lawyers” said Buhari.
He told the party members that the law said they would not entertain any case. “I suffered a lot and I should be the one to feel the pains most, yet I obeyed the law," he said.
Earlier in his speech the Kaduna state party chairman Ahmadu Coca Cola, informed the party leader that they were in his house to pay him a visit together with his officials and new members that joined the party recently.
He assured the general that they would continue to work hard and ensure victory in the next local government election in Kaduna just as they took over their stolen mandate in Igabi East constituency of recent.
He also noted all the appointments by the government were only for the PDP members. He condemned the PDP for doing nothing to improve the standard of living of the people in the state.
The senator representing Kaduna Central, Senator Sani Sale, pointed out that ‘’we are now in a democracy, competing for power.’’
Tambuwal Visits Buhari in Kaduna
The speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, yesterday visited the former head of state and presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), General Muhammadu Buhari, in his Kaduna residence.
The speaker said he came to see Buhari who had just returned to the country after medical treatment overseas.
He added that his visit to Buhari was purely to wish him quick recovery and also in recognition of his status as a former head of state.
Speaking during the visit, Tambuwal said, “I came to Kaduna to see General Buhari, following his return to the country from his medical trip abroad and to wish him well and speedy recovery.”
Responding, Buhari expressed appreciation to the good gesture exhibited by the speaker and wished him the best as he pilots the affairs of the lower chamber of the National Assembly.
Buhari also urged Tambuwal to keep on with the spirit of togetherness as exhibited by his visit, regardless of their political differences.
Meanwhile, the speaker has visited the Isa Zakari Memorial Hospital in Kaduna North where a member representing Kaduna North Federal Constituency, Hon. Usman Shehu Bawa, gave free medical treatment to Kaduna residents.
Bawa had commenced a three-day free medical treatment for Kaduna residents, particularly those from his constituency, as part of his efforts to touch the lives of the less privileged in the state.
The medical team was led by Hon. Joseph Kigbu, representing Lafia/Obi Federal Constituency of Nasarawa State on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC). Kigbu is the chairman, House Committee on HIV/AIDS, Malaria Control, Tuberculosis and Leprosy.
Tambuwal, who expressed satisfaction with the quality of medical treatment being provided, commended Bawa and urged him to keep on the good work of touching people’s lives meaningfully.
He said, “I’m here to see what our colleagues are doing here in Kaduna as part of our efforts towards ensuring that our people get better and quality services, especially in the area of health provision.
“Bawa is doing excellently well and we are very proud of him. You can see the quality of members of the House of Representatives that we have, and, by the grace of God, there are many of them in various areas and professions.
“Politics of today is no longer the same as politics of yesterday and yesteryear where you had it all left for non-professionals; we have quite a lot of professionals in the Parliament today.”
Bawa, who was elected into the National Assembly on the platform of the CPC, said he was committed to giving back to his constituency.
Meanwhile, over 1, 000 patients have benefitted from the free medical service for ailments like Glaucoma, keloids, HIV test, Hernia and malaria.
Most of the patients with eye defects were given free eye glasses while those that required minor operation were operated upon free drugs were also distributed to patients.
The senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, General Muhammed Sani Saleh (CPC), and CPC governorship candidate Haruna Sa’eed Kajuru, and CPC state chairman Alhaji Ahmadu Yaro Coca-cola, had earlier visited the free medical treatment centre. They also commended the efforts of Bawa and further encouraged him to keep on with the good works as embedded in their party manifesto. (Leadership)