The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd) has debunked claims that he is in London for a medical trip, after the opposition party had in several ways proved the retired general was in London for medical treatment. He maintained that he traveled to the European City to find “some relative peace”.
“After visiting 35 states and holding town hall meetings in Lagos, Kano and Abuja and having forced on me six weeks of holidays, I have to get away from Nigeria to get some relative peace that is what brought me here”, he told Channels Television London in an exclusive interview.
He added that Nigerians “have been seeing me on the television, hearing me on the radio; I never had any health problem”. Continue…
“On March 28, Nigeria has a decision to make. To vote for the continuity of failure or to elect progressive change. I believe the people will choose wisely.
“I think that given its strategic importance, Nigeria can trigger a wave of democratic consolidation in Africa.
“But as a starting point, we need to get this critical election right by ensuring that they go ahead and deprive the zones who want to scuttle it the benefit of drowning our fledgling democracy.
“That way, we’ll all see democracy and democratic consolidation as tools for solving pressing problems in a sustainable way, not as ends in themselves.”
“We will run a functional economy driven by our wide view that sees growth not in an end by itself but as a tool to create a society that works for all, rich and poor alike,” he said.