Presidential candidate of the All Progressive
Congress spoke with Reuters on Friday, saying he
was optimistic that he would win the election and
that he would approach the courts if there are
irregularities in the voting process. He said he
would not call his followers into the streets.
Gen. Muhammad I Buhari (retd.), has said it will
be too bad if the Independent National Electoral
Commission allows itself to be compromised to
shift the general election or allow irregularities in
the voting process. The All Progressive Congress
presidential Candidate Buhari made this known in
an interview published.
Buhari said, “I’m optimistic that I won’t lose. But
we signed an undertaking that it will be violence
– free. We are attempting to stabilise a multi –
party democratic system. “There will be no delay.
But if INEC is compromised then it will be too
bad,” Buhari said.
The APC had said that the only reason the pro-
Jonathan camp was pushing for a delay of the
elections was because it knew that the president
would lose if voting should hold as planned. On
the insurgency in the country, the APC candidate
said it was a disgrace that neighbouring countries
like Chad, Niger and Cameroon had been more
successful than Nigeria in the battle against the
Boko Haram insurgency. Buhari told Reuters that,
“It’s a big disgrace for Nigeria. It is now
Cameroon and Chad fighting the insurgency more
than Nigeria. We will build the capacity and
Nigeria should be able to secure its territorial
“Our main objective is to secure the country.
We will not tolerate insurgency, sabotage of
the economy by blowing up of installations,
by stealing crude and so on. All these things
will be things of the past.”
He assured that his administration would tackle
corruption in the Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation and reopen an investigation into the
missing crude revenues of around $20bn, adding
that he would tackle the theft of crude tapped
from pipelines in the Niger Delta.