Buhari Vows To “Jail More Thieves” As He Resumes Office
President Muhammadu Buhari has once again vowed to jail more treasury looters who plunged Nigeria into its current economic crisis.
The President made the vow on Saturday at the Aso Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, shortly after he arrived Abuja, Nigeria’s seat of power, from his 10-day vacation to the UK.
“We are going to jail more of the thieves, you know, that brought the economic problem to the country. I think this is really expected of me and I will do it,” he said.
President Buhari also reacted to the defection of some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He advised the defected members and other political leaders across the country to allow the people to perform their civic responsibility of electing whoever they want as their leader.
He said: “I think that should be appreciated, it is the beauty of democracy. Let people choose what party they want to belong to.
“But let them make sure they have empowered their constituents by educating them on voter registration and making sure they get their permanent voter cards. And that they use their rights to vote whoever they want across religion and ethnicity.”
Meanwhile, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said Buhari has written the national assembly leadership, informing them of his return from vacation.
“In compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 constitution (as amended), I write to intimate the Senate, the House of Representatives that I have resumed my functions as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from today, Saturday, 18th August, 2018, after my vacation,” Buhari told the lawmakers in the letter.