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8 Dec 2017

PDP Reacts to Buhari's Massive Crowd in Kano

President Buhari's massive crowd support in Kano State recently has attracted the response of the main opposition party in Nigeria, PDP.
Residents coming out to welcome President Buhari in Kano

Moved by the outpouring of affection from the people of Kano State at the beginning of a two-day official visit, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, vowed to overwhelm any opposition to his undeclared 2019 re-election prospects.

In response to the president’s seeming inclination, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye said: “The crowd that supposedly welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari is not a reflection of what will happen in 2019.

"Make no mistake about it. “Governments come and go all over the world. For the President to continue to blame the PDP for his failure to perform almost three years into his mandate, shows how ill-prepared he is for the leadership of this great country.

“They were not elected to blame but to serve the people. What project have they commissioned since they came into power? Nigerians are aware of what the PDP was able to do but can we say the same thing of the APC?”

The president, who was received by Emir Muhammad Sanusi II, said he was determined to do the needful, even as he called for patience on the fact that there is a difference between a military regime and a democratic administration.

He was accompanied by his host, Governor Ganduje, Governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State and the deputy governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Ibrahim Wakala.

Buhari said: “When I was military head of state, I arrested many people and jailed them for alleged corruption and in the end, I also ended in jail.

“Since I joined politics in 2003, I contested for president three times but I could not get it right until the fourth attempt in 2015. “I was in court for 30 months challenging the 2007 election and in 2011, I also spent 16 months in court.” He lamented that from 1999 to 2014, Nigeria earned so much money which, according to him, was frittered by preceding administrations.

“The country’s wealth was squandered by those that ruled the nation at that period of time due to corruption and when we came, we said things must change for the better,” the President said.

Buhari, however, assured that his administration will not relent in its people-oriented projects. “We are determined to better the life of our people,” he stated, as he commended the Kano Emirate which he said consistently supported him in all the public offices he occupied. “I am commending this royal house, for there was nothing I became without consulting the royal house.

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