The presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to “lead from the front” in the fight against Boko Haram if elected in the country’s forthcoming election.
According to reports Times Live, the Ex Head of States who rejected descriptions of him as a “dictator”, also argued against further delays to the election and said a free, fair and peaceful vote would boost democracy in Africa.
In a speech at the Chatham House international affairs institute in London, Buhari asserted that Nigeria had been failed by a consistent lack of leadership from Jonathan in the insurgency.
“Our soldiers have neither received the necessary support nor the required incentive to tackle this problem. Let me assure you that if I’m elected president, I vow to change that,” he added.
“We will give them adequate modern arms and ammunition, we will improve intelligence gathering… we will be tough on terrorists and tough on its root causes… in the affected areas.”
“No inch of Nigerian territory will ever be in the hands of the enemy,” Buhari pledged, promising to return Nigeria to its former role as a stabilising force in west Africa.
Naij provided a comprehensive and explicit publication on General Buhari speech titled: “Prospects for Democratic Consolidation in Africa: Nigeria’s Transition.” at the Chatam House International affairs in London.
Here is the Speech Highlights:
• Nigeria is now battling with many challenges
• The growth of democracy on the continent
• Nigerians and the whole world are intensely focused on this year’s elections
• Boko Haram has sadly put Nigeria on the terrorism map
• Nigeria will return to its stabilising role in West Africa
• On corruption, there will be no confusion as to where I stand
• The work of making Nigeria great is not yet done