APC presidential aspirant challenges Buhari to debate

Henrietta Strickland
April 15, 2018

The president ended months of speculation when he officially announced his intention to seek re-election next year during a meeting with the National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday, April 9, 2018.

"I declared before leaving home because Nigerians were talking too much about whether I would run or not".

He lauded Buhari for the successes achieved so far in the area of security, anti-corruption fight, economy and social welfare.

"The president is a leader that has placed the nation on the path of dignity among the comity of nations and doing great in ensuring a better Nigeria amid glaring challenges". This was partially a function of the reliance on oil that saw us abandon the historical revenue collection systems and switch to a culture of sharing resources, rather than generating them.

Initially, minister of defense, Mansur Dan-Ali, said Buhari gave the approval that the money should be released, however he was contradicted by senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters, Ita Enang who said the president had not approved the release of $1 billion from the excess crude account as claimed by the minister.

"We will double our efforts at ADP to provide a credible alternative that will have the age, vitality, character and know-how to take Nigeria out of the woods".

Speaking earlier, Archbishop Welby said it was always a delight to see President Buhari, "whom I have tremendous respect for".

"We have cut the importation of rice by about 90%, saving billions of dollars in the process". Even professionals have gone back to the land.

He said: "For a nation of people who are competitive and driven, it is not a pride that we are the lowest performer in tax to GDP, not just in Africa, but in the world".

According to him, no true religion advocates the hurting or killing of the innocent. "But we are working on solutions".

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