Former Head of State and Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday said the party would work to wipe out the insecurity in the country. Buhari said this on a current affairs programme on Liberty Radio, Kaduna yesterday.
According to him, the APC is also determined to improve the economic status of Nigerians. “Like I have said, we have to properly secure and manage this country.
“You cannot deny citizens their rights to express their opinion and allow some people to brazenly threaten the corporate existence of the country. “And instead of inviting them and asking them to explain themselves to the nation, they are given a ride in presidential jets, when others do it, you go and lock them up or you harass them.
That is not the way to do things. “There is also this problem of insecurity in the land, both physical and material, which the All Progressives Congress is about to wipe out, God willing.”
He stressed the need for the entrenchment of proper democratic culture in the country. “All we are fighting for is to have proper democracy. “What I mean is that whatever people say, whether they reflect briefly on it or not, Nigerians are now well aware of their rights and what they expect from government.
“In APC, we have reduced it to two, your security and sound economic management. “We have to secure this country and manage it properly. I think people have suffered enough, they are now prepared to listen and I believe they are listening and are cooperating.” Buhari said Nigerians were also interested in having free and fair elections, which is key to multi-party democracy.
“We went to court before now to make sure that this multi-party democracy takes firm root in the country. “Our objective as a party is to ensure that the system will be strong enough to guarantee security and prosperity for all.” Meanwhile, the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, yesterday decried the continued killing of innocent people in the north.
ACF called on the intelligence community to brace up with a view to helping the security agents nib such planned attacks in the bud. In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Anthony Sani, over the recent attacks in the north, ACF called on gunmen to lay down their arms and embrace dialogue in the interest of humanity.
The statement said: “The recent attacks on Chakawa village where a Christian cleric and innocent people were killed in Adamawa State as well the killing of Sheikh Auwal Albani and some members of his family in Zaria were killed, all by gunmen is ungodly. Ungodly because certain things are not pleasing to God, especially when innocent people are killed in His name.