Former Head of State and Presidential aspirant under the All Progressive Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) has promised not to drag religion along into politics if given the mandate to serve the people of Nigeria.
General Buhari made the promise through his campaign group ‘Buhari Campaign Organization (BCO) at an event in Akure, the Ondo state capital,
He said the interest of the people and the country is above his religion, which the opposition has since being using to discredit his chances of contesting the February 2015 coming poll.
The Presidential hopeful noted that if elected, his government would ensure lives and properties of citizens in the country are safeguarded irrespective of their ideology and political belief.
The former military administrator disclosed his plans for the country-with a focus to restructure government by putting in place ’Disciplined Fiscal Federalism’ that would ensure proper devolution of power among the three tiers of government in the nation.
Buhari also assured his supporters that his mandate would be gear towards the plight of the ordinary citizen in the society who had feel dejected by the unfavorable policies and programmes of the present administration on board.
“We are assuring our people that we know how to operate comprehensive healthcare delivery services that will not condemn their children to early graves and to tell Nigeria’s healthy population of 160 million can indeed turn modernized and technological-driven Agriculture, into a major money spinner”.
However, he advised his followers to be guided in their statement as the elections approaches adding that the contest shouldn’t be seen as a do or die affairs.
“It is my firm belief that the quest to secure the party ticket is a contest among brothers. Nobody is therefore permitted to use any derogatory, abusive or insulting language against any of the other contestant”.
“We must ensure that we do not allow PDP to drag us down the path of mudslinging nor attack on the persons of other candidates as they have attempted to do in previous elections”, he said.