FG plotting to force constitutional crisis to scuttle elections – APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has again caused the Jonathan lead administration of plotting to scuttle election by forcing a constitutional crisis.

The APC through it National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made this known in Lagos on Tuesday at a press briefing.

Below is the text of a Press Conference Addressed by the National Publicity Secretary, All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Lagos on Tuesday, Feb. 3rd 2015.

Good afternoon gentlemen and welcome to this press conference.

During my last press conference on January 29th, I alerted the nation to the fact that the advocates of the postponement of this month’s general elections have resorted to using the courts to disqualify our presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, and scuttle the polls.

This followed the obvious failure of their clandestine campaign to have the elections postponed ostensibly because of the poor distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC.

Despite sponsoring pseudo-experts and cash-and-carry analysts to make the television rounds to canvass for the postponement of the election, in addition to instigating protests against INEC, Nigerians have rejected the call for election shift, which is a big blow to those who want the elections postponed to give the Jonathan Administration time to recover lost ground.

The advocates of election shift may have retreated, but they have not given up their push to scuttle the elections. In fact, a conference organized on Monday to consider the effects of the National Conference on the 2015 elections was turned into a campaign for election postponement by the usual culprits.

The election-postponement campaigners have now returned to the drawing board to plot another move to make sure the elections do not hold, and that precisely is why we have called this press conference.

Despite their defeat in the court of public of opinion, the no-election proponents are now working hard on their back-up plan, which is to force a constitutional crisis that will ultimately lead to their goal: Interim Government!

And the courts and tribunals are the main tools to be used in pursuing this devilish plot.

They have restrategised to procure ‘pliant judges’ to give outrageous and unpopular judgement at election tribunals and courts, judgement that are capable of destabilising the polity

Their hope is that such outrageous and unpopular judgement will help trigger massive violence across the country, which they will then leverage as an excuse to scuttle the elections and form an Interim Government.

At the last count, six cases have been filed by the agents of those working to scuttle the elections, and we expect more. In one of the cases, Justice Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday gave the order for a substituted service in the case instituted by Max Uzoaka against our candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari

Make no mistake about it, the Jonathan Administration and the PDP do not want elections, despite their deceitful statements that they are ready for the polls, and they will stop at nothing to ensure that the polls do not hold as scheduled, if at all.

This is why they have not been asking Nigerians to go and collect their PVCs, even when INEC has said the cards for all registered voters are now ready for collection, putting a lie to the campaign that the cards will not be ready before the elections.

That is why they have refused hordes of foreign journalists visas to come to Nigeria. As we said earlier, the denial of visas to foreign journalists is systemic, aimed at preventing the international community from seeing or watching the desperate plots to scuttle the elections. An Administration that has nothing to hide will not embark on a deliberate move to shut foreign journalists out of what is definitely one of the most important elections in the world this year.

In addition to using the courts, they have resorted to lobbying some members of the Council of State to support their clamour for election postponement. We hope the Council, which is due to meet later in the week, will put national interest above narrow, partisan considerations and reject the poisoned chalice of election postponement.

Conclusion:

We call on local and international Observers to take note of the scheming by the election-postponement campaigners. This is because if they succeed, Observers will have no elections to observe. We urge them to note that since election is a process, and not restricted to election day alone, all the steps leading to the elections are as important as the actual voting.itself. Therefore, we implore them to take note of the systemic shutout of foreign journalists from the forthcoming polls, which is a ploy to shut out the international community from the elections..

We urge the Council of State not to allow itself to be used to scuttle the forthcoming elections, because it is in the interest of Nigeria and her people that the elections proceed as scheduled.

We call on Nigerians to remain vigilant, especially in the days ahead, and to continue to reject all attempts by anti-democratic forces to cling to or get power through means that are not democratic. We urge our members and supporters in particular to eschew violence under any guise, even in the face of the most egregious provocations, so as not to play into the hands of those working to scuttle the elections.

If the Jonathan Administration and the PDP are indeed committed to the Feb. 14th and 28th dates for the elections, as they have said, we challenge them to heed our call for a two-day public holiday so that working class Nigerians who have yet to collect their PVCs can do so. By the way, APC states will declare two public holidays for this purpose.

We will also like to repeat our appeal to the judiciary to act as a bulwark against any attempt to truncate our nation’s hard-earned democracy by refusing to be used to scuttle the elections. We consider it an insult to the judiciary for the advocates of election shift to believe they can use their dirty funds to influence the course of justice. We believe the judiciary will not take this bait.

On our part, we will not relent in speaking out against ongoing efforts to scuttle the elections. The APC is ready for the elections as scheduled. The PDP and the Jonathan Administration should stop their scheming and get themselves ready for the elections too. Nigerians have seen through them, and have rejected their evil plots.

The elections dates of Feb. 14th and 28th are sacrosanct!

I thank you.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed
National Publicity Secretary

All Progressives Congress (APC)
Lagos, Feb. 3rd 2015

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I-G orders special security for INEC officials, materials

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, has directed the Special Protection and Counter Terrorism Units of the force to provide special security for INEC officials during and after the forthcoming elections. The directive is contained in a

statement issued by Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Police Public Relations Officer in Abuja on Tuesday.

The statement said the directive was the fall out of a meeting by the inspector-general, Zonal AIGs and Commissioners of Police in Abuja on Monday. Abba also directed the units to provide special security for INEC materials and ad hoc staff throughout the period.

According to the statement, the directive further demonstrates the readiness and the resolve of police to protect the nascent democracy and to ensure hitch free and credible general elections. He said some of the strategies put in place to ensure free and fair polls in by the police were being implemented.

The statement allayed fears being expressed about the elections. “It appealed to the public to collaborate with and report any suspicious movement in their areas to the nearest police station.’’

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APC statement on economy: Height of intellectual fraud – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed the APC’s claims on the state of the nation’s economy as wild and baseless allegations shamelessly anchored on tissues of lies and unreliable posts copied from the social media.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Monday said it is disgusting that the APC has stuck to its stock-in-trade of fabricating and dishing out falsehood in an attempt to deceive Nigerians and distort facts on the glaring achievements in the nation’s economy
under President Goodluck Jonathan in spite of the daunting challenges.

The PDP which said it has continued to maintain a high moral ground in keeping to issue-based campaign, described the APC statement as a ploy to divert attention from its lack of acceptable economic blue-print and the refusal of its Presidential candidate, retired Major General
Muhammadu Buhari to intellectually engage President Jonathan on economic and other matters.

“No body can deny the fact that we have made improvements in our economy in the last four years under President Goodluck Jonathan. The APC cannot detract from the fact that under President Jonathan, our economy has grown to become the largest in Africa and the third fastest growing in the world.

“This feat, which did not come by accident but through meticulous application of policies by President Jonathan has been attested to by renowned economic experts and leading international rating agencies”, the party said.

Noting that the nation has become the primary investment destination in Africa under the Jonathan administration, the PDP said this is visible
in the unprecedented growth of the private sector and influx of foreign direct investments in manufacturing, agriculture, retail, construction,
hospitality, oil and gas, communication among others, with massive employment opportunities for millions of Nigerians.

It said the influx of international retail giants and the rebirth of shopping malls in all major cities of the country attest to the nation’s encouraging demographics and stronger purchasing power of the citizens.

The party said the business-friendly environment created by the Jonathan administration has also led to the revival of the manufacturing sector
with leading car manufacturers such as Nissan, Hyundai and Kia setting up factories in addition to indigenous Innosons, Peugeot Nigeria and
ANAMCO, providing business and employment for Nigerians.

The PDP therefore challenged the APC to come out with its policy direction for wealth creation instead of engaging in unfounded claims adding that it should also be bold to present its presidential candidate to face President Jonathan in a debate on the economy.

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FG to construct fast train rail lines from Abuja to Lokoja, says Sambo

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Vice-President Namadi Sambo on Tuesday said the Federal Government had approved the design of a rail line project from Abuja to Lokoja in furtherance of government’s efforts to transform the transport sector.

Sambo said this at the Peoples Democratic Party’s Presidential rally in Lokoja, Kogi.

The vice-president said further that the Warri- Ajaokuta rail line had also been completed and would soon be inaugurated.

“I want to also give the good news that the Warri-Ajaokuta rail line has been 100 percent completed and very soon Mr President will commission that project.

“Also another good news is that the Kaduna-Abuja rail line has been completed It will also be commissioned anytime now.

“But, the most important one is that Mr. President has approved the design of the rail lines from Abuja to Lokoja to Ajaokuta so that we have a fast train line. Thank you very much Mr. President for that and very soon Mr. President will commission that project.

“Furthermore, Mr President has created the enabling environment for the private sector participation in the development of our state.

“One very important information I will give you is that the issue of the development and exploration of oil and gas has reached an advanced stage and there are serious positive prospect in some of the Local Government (Areas) in Kogi with oil and gas.’’

According to him, the laying of rail lines for the Abuja-Kaduna fast-train project had been completed and ready for inauguration.

Sambo further disclosed that the two seaport projects being executed by the Federal Government had reached advanced stages, adding that the private-sector-driven 1,000 megawatts Coal Power Plant Project would also be completed soon.

The vice-president said that another private-sector-driven Steel Company would be built in Kogi State to boost the nation’s automobile sector.

He expressed the hope that the projects, when completed, would provide job opportunities to unemployed people of Kogi and other Nigerians.

Sambo then called on the people of Kogi to continue to support and sustain their loyalty to the PDP by voting for President Goodluck Jonathan and other PDP candidates in Feb. 14 and Feb. 28 general elections.

In his remarks, Senate President David Mark reiterated the determination of the people of the North-Central zone to vote enmasse for President Jonathan in the Feb. 14 elections.

He said the people of the zone would remain grateful to the PDP–led Federal Government for embarking on numerous projects across the North-Central parts of the country.

Also addressing the rally, a Senator from Kogi, Mr Smart Odeyemi, assured President Jonathan that the electorate in Kogi had resolved to vote for him and other PDP candidates in the forthcoming general elections.

He commended the President for fulfilling all the electoral promises he made during the 2011 presidential campaign in the state

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Former national conference delegates seek election postponement

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ABUJA–Barely two weeks to the general election, some former members of the 2014 National Conference yesterday added their voices to the calls for the postponement of the election, saying that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),was not ready for the polls.

The delegates, apparently allies of President Goodluck Jonathan, in their separate presentations on the issue at a symposium titled “The National Conference and the 2015 Elections organized by the HH Macaulay Centre for the Advancement of Democracy at Transcorp Hilton hotel Abuja said going ahead with the election when many Nigerians were yet to collect their Permanent Voter Card, PVCs would mean disenfranchising thousands of eligible voters.

Some of the delegates who were mainly discussants included Col. Tony Nyiam, Mr. Dan Nwanyanwu, Madam Anko. Briggs, Chief Mike Ozekhome, Mr. Yinka Odumakin amongst others.

Senator Femi Okoromu who was also a delegate to the defunct conference was the chairman of the occasion.

Though some of the panelists differed on the postponement of the elections for fear of prompting violence and protest in the country, some however favored the call.

For instance, the former National Chairman of Labour Party (LP) , Chief Dan Nwanyanwu was one of those who supported the call.

According to him, INEC had fallen short of the expectations of many Nigerians in the distribution of the PVCs.

“We should not get to the point where INEC would after commencing the voting process call off the votes based on discrepancies. As far as I am concerned INEC is not ready for this election and we will see this in the 12 days,” he said.

Also speaking, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Chief Mike Ozehkome also advised that it would amount to the disenfranchisement of many Nigerians should the elections be held as slated without considering the inadequacies of INEC.

“We may need to consider postponing the election so that we do not have a tyrannical minority electing a president to the detriment of the silent helpless majority”, he said.

In his own presentation, Col. Tony Nyiam (rtd), who spoke from his military background warned that Nigeria should not repeat the Mali experience.

He regretted that Nigerian army of today has been politicized, stressing that that informed why soldiers would desert their duty posts on sighting the Boko haram insurgents in the north east.

Making a contribution to the presentations, a member of audience and Journalist, Mrs. Nkechi Isah decried the insistence of the election postponement by the agitators.

According to her, the issue has been over-flogged even as she said that INEC whose responsibility it was to shift the polls has maintained that it was ready to conduct a credible election.

Meanwhile, a civil society coalition, Forum For Democratic Change yesterday staged a protest rally in Abuja in the support of the polls shift.

Speaking to Journalists in Abuja on Monday, the Coordinator of the group, Mr. Solomon Chuks said that call become necessary due to admittance of INEC that many of the PVCs had not been collected by their owners.

He said “We must commend INEC for introducing the PVC in our electoral lexicon. The idea behind the PVC is to deepen our electoral processes in such a way that we can have free and fair elections.

“Since the commencement of the collection of the PVCs, INEC has deployed its best resources, human and financial to ensure that every registered voter collects his or her own before the February 14, election.

“However, despite it’s best efforts, the results, as indicated by INEC are that nearly 20 million PVC are yet to be collected across the country.

“Over and above this, it might give disgruntled politicians an opportunity to scuttle our democracy which was not only hard earned but also protected and nurtured over the past 16 years.

“As protectors of Nigeria’s democracy, we in the civil society under the aegis of the FDC join other well-meaning like the former governor of Kaduna, Alhaji Balarabe Musa who has called on the INEC to take advantage of the window inherent Electoral Act of 1999 ( as amended) to adjust the election time table and postpone the elections so that the commission can have more time to distribute the PVC and save Nigeria from crisis.

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Any attempt to postpone Feb 14 poll is an invitation to war – Abubakar Kawu Baraje

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ILORIN-A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ,Alh Abubakar Kawu Baraje has said that the party will support the Nigerian masses in rejecting any attempt by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led-federal government to foist an interim government on the nation after the expiration of the tenure of President Goodluck Jonathan and that any attempt to postpone the February 14 election would be an invitation to anarchy.

Baraje also a member of the Buhari/Osinbajo campaign organisation, said this in Ilorin, yesterday in a media interactive session on his 64th birthday while reacting to an alleged plot by the PDP to encourage Jonathan into handing over power to an interim head of state to be appointed by him.

He noted that there would be no justification for President Jonathan to hand over to an interim government since there were no indications that the next month’s presidential election will be inconclusive.

He added that,”The masses are determined for the first time to change from bad government to a better government that would fulfil their dream. So I have a lot of hope, a lot of aspiration and I am feeling already very, very confident and hopeful not for myself but for the masses that are so determined.”

“A lot of things are wrong not only with the party but there is bad governance as being shown by the executive and the leadership of the PDP. And when we saw it, we made efforts to make amends, the amend was not forthcoming and then we decided that before Nigerians start blaming us for the offences that we never had a hand in it, for the offences we never committed, we opted out for a better political party”.

Come February 14,there would be a change of government for better, there would be a change of leadership in Nigeria for better, there would be a change in the orientation of Nigeria for better, there would be fulfilment of hope and aspiration of the masses in Nigeria.

He also declared that any attempt to postpone the February 14 election would be an invitation to anarchy, saying the APC is fully ready for the election and it would resist any plot from any quarters to scuttle it.

Baraje who passed vote of confident on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said that the commission has been very fair in its handling of the electoral process so far, adding that “INEC has for the umpteen time assured Nigerians of its readiness for the February 14 elections”.

His words, “those of us in APC are quite happy with what INEC is doing and as far as we are concerned we are ready for election and we have shouted to the whole world that any attempt to change that date, to postpone the election is calling for anarchy and we do not approve of anarchy, we would never support confusion.

He also commended INEC for extending deadline for collection of permanent voters’ card (PVC), noting the temporary voters’ card should be done away with because it is outdated.

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How I’ll revive the economy — Buhari

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All Progressives Congress, APC presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (ret), who is afraid of debate yesterday, unfolded his plans on how to revive the Nigerian economy before the Organised Private Sector, OPS, in Lagos, asserting that tackling corruption and insecurity were key elements to the plan.

At the meeting, entitled, ‘GMB Means Business,” Buhari put privatisation of the transmission companies, construction of inter-state roads, revival of local refinery production, among other schemes, to boost job growth in the economy.

Buhari, nevertheless asserted that whatever plans aimed at reviving the economy could only yield fruit if corruption and the spate of insecurity in the country are frontally tackled. He said that an opinion poll conducted prior to the production of the manifesto of the APC showed that majority of Nigerians put insecurity, corruption and the economy as their major priorities.

Giving his plans on how roads reconstruction could revive jobs, he said: “We will concentrate on the roads and highways that link up Nigerian states, while state governments will be expected to connect their states to these highways by building the last mile connections.

“Road construction alone will unlock a value chain of opportunities in the building industry for construction companies, builders, engineers, architects, quarry operators, cement and iron rod production and supply.

“The successful opening up of Nigeria by the construction of new roads and highways will revive road transportation, truck manufacture, tyre manufacture, engine oil, brake pad productions on one hand.

“It will also create a demand for jobs for mechanics, drivers and those engaged in transport support business. We expect a revival of all the inter-state economies that used to thrive across Nigeria, providing support to travellers by way of canteens, restaurants, farm produce, etc.”

Noting the cost of corruption to the economy, the presidential candidate cited issues with the unresolved $20 billion allegedly missing funds from crude receipts.
He said: “Corruption affects our ability to secure ourselves, and it also undermines the performance of the economy.

“This current government is being challenged to account for an estimated $20 billion and the whole country is awaiting a report of a forensic audit. $20 Billion at N210 to $1.00 is equal to N4.2 trillion – nearly a year’s federal budget.

“If it is true that this sum cannot be accounted for, this is grossest form of corruption. Just think at N5 million per vehicle, this money would have bought 840,000 patrol vehicles; (this would have improved security in every town and village in the country)

“At N13.5 million for a high capacity bus this money would have bought 311,000 buses; (this would have revolutionised the transport and production side of the economy)
“From information at my disposal, Lekki Bridge in Lagos cost N29 billion to construct. N4.2 trillion would have built 145 Lekki bridges; (this would have revolutionised transport, infrastructure, construction, employment in the economy)

“If the average cost of generating one mega watt of power is about US $1.5 million (excluding gas and distribution costs), $20 billion would have bought  over 13,333 mega watts of power. What a difference that would make up and down the country!

“If you also factor the N2.2 trillion spent on subsidising fuel import which became a huge scandal, you may then understand why our manifesto focuses on the issues of security, corruption and the economy.

“We are too vulnerable as a nation at this moment if we have to import fuel to move our planes, our tanks and our men. We are too vulnerable as you can see that we also have to import arms. We are vulnerable because our troops also depend on imported food.”

Buhari was escorted to the meeting by Governor Babatunde Fashola, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the APC;  Governor Rotimi Amaechi, director general of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation;  Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, APC governorship candidate in Kaduna State,  among others.

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President Jonathan lied to Nigeria, says Saraki

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ILORIN-Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Dr. Bukola Saraki disclosed yesterday that President Goodluck Jonathan lied during last monnday campaign to kwara that his administration was responsible for funding a multi-million naira dam in Malete, Moro local government area of the state.

Jonathan had during his campaign visit to Ilorin, the state capital, mentioned the project as one of the contributions of his administration to the state.

Similarly,Minister of National Palnning, Dr. Sulaiman Abubaka had also at a meeting with newsmen later in the day listed the dam project as one of the various projects sponsored by the federal government in the state.

Malete,in Moro local government was where Senato‎r Bukola Saraki located the Kwara state university while he was the governor hence to him,it was a pay back time.

‎The fomer governor and APC leader in the state had insisted that the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan has not done anything for Kwara in six years.

Saraki, while addressing supporters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at Malete yesterday hinted that funding for the said Dam project was from the constituency allowance of federal lawmakers from the state with the exception of Senator Simon Ajibola whom he claimed refused to contribute to the project.

Vanguard reliably gathered that Saraki from Kwara central and senator Sha’ba Lafiagi from Kwara north contributed N125 million each while each of the six members of the House of Representatives contributed N62.5 million into the project.

His words, “I was amused the other day when President Jonathan came to Ilorin and he said they have given you dam in Malete. I laughed because I know that money for that project was from our constituency project. Each of us who are senators was supposed to contribute our constituency allowance just like the House of Reps members.

“We held a meeting, nine of us from the state on the project but senator Ajibola refused to put down his own money. He never foresaw that he would one day need you but today he is coming to ask you to vote him as governor. Would you vote for someone who refused to contribute to your wellbeing; a project that is meant to provide water for your community and the entire local government?”

The senator harped that it was his administration that brought the state university, KWASU, to the community because of his love for the residents and which has brought tremendous transformation to the area.

He urged the people to reciprocate his good gestures to them and vote for all the APC candidates and assured them of more presence of federal government projects under the incoming administration of General Muhammadu Buhari.

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Gunmen abduct newspaper distributor in Ogun

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ABEOKUTA—A four-man gang of kidnappers has abducted a major newspaper distribu-tor, Mrs Funlayo Ajayi, in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.

Codewit  gathered that the woman, who is in her late 50s, was reportedly travelling in her Nissan salon car to collect the day’s consignment of newspapers at the distribution point along Ejinrin Road, in Ijebu Ode, when the four gunmen blocked her car and abducted her.

She operates her business under the name of Joke Agency in Lagos garage area and was popularly known as Mama Joke.

She was said to be in company of one her aides at the time of the incident.

The kidnappers were said to have reached out to Ajayi’s family members and demanded N40 million ransom.

The victim was said to have been allowed to speak with family members and associates.

It was learned that she told one of the associates: “I do not know where I am. All they are telling is that they want something from me.”

It was gathered that the case had been reported to the police at Ijebu Ode Area Headquarters, Igbeba.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, could not be reached at press time for comments.

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Buhari pledges to strengthen Nigerian economy

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The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday said he would take practical steps to strengthen Nigeria’s economy if elected. Buhari made the pledge during a meeting with members of the Organised Private Sector at the Lagos State Government House, Marina, in Lagos.

Reports showed that the meeting, tagged “GMD Means Business”, was to articulate Buhari’s economic plans for the nation.
Apart from leading businessmen that were at the meeting, top APC chieftains including the National Chairman, Chief Odigie Oyegun, Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers and Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, also attended the forum. Others were former Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, and former Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
Buhari said he would design economic policies tailored toward promoting the country’s prosperity and creating jobs. “Our economic plans will be practical and our policies for implementing our commitments will be governed by the highest consideration of how they create jobs,” he said.
Giving a breakdown of his plans, the APC candidate said he would create the enabling environment for industrialisation to thrive. He said he would revive the textile mills and similar industries that once produced thousands of jobs for Nigerians.
Buhari added that he would invest massively in infrastructure and open up opportunities through the construction of highways linking all parts of the country.
“Road construction alone will unlock a value chain of opportunities in the building industry for construction companies, builders, cement and iron rod production and supply. “The successful opening up of Nigeria by the construction of new roads and highways will revive road transportation, trucks manufacturing and others on one hand.
“It will also create a demand for jobs for mechanics, drivers and those engaged in transport support businesses,” he said.
Buhari also said he planned to pursue efforts that would support the building of local refineries for jobs creation and economic growth.
He said he was in support of the Power Reforms but that he would do more to improve power generation. “We agree with the privatisation of the power utilities but we believe it must go further to transmission. “After the signing and hand-over ceremonies of the power assets, the real work of producing, transmitting and distributing power is really just beginning.
“The reason why the success seems elusive is that apart from the signing ceremony and handing over of the power assets, the hard work to connect the various parts of the power chain, supply gas, install transformers, complete substations has not been done. “Studies show that we will require no less than 200,000 trained personnel to support the initiative to provide power and light up Nigeria.
“Apart from the inherent direct employment that this will bring, the reduction in cost of production, it would also reduce the burden of Nigerians who spend a lot to generate their electricity,” he said. The retired general said he would promote investment in agriculture to boost food sufficiency and jobs creation. The APC candidate urged Nigerians to invest their trust in him, saying he would improve on the country’s economy if elected.

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