General Muhammadu Buhari, Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, has warned Nigerians against voting for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the general polls if they truly want to end corruption in the country.
Speaking yesterday at the South-South presidential rally of his party at the Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Buhari stressed the danger of allowing corruption thrive in the country.
He said: “If we don’t kill corruption in this country, corruption will kill us. If you make a mistake of voting the PDP, I assure you, you will regret it.
“I want you to be serious about your country. If we miss this opportunity, we will be the worst for it, and God forbid.”
Buhari said that if the Federal Government had been responsible with public funds the country would not have challenges of insecurity and poverty.
Lamenting the drop in the value of the naira, he assured that he will push back what he would save from the crusade against corruption into building key sectors of the economy.
Director-General of Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation, Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, said the APC will review the presidential amnesty programme for ex-militants in the Niger Delta to improve the lives of beneficiaries.
According to him, an elected APC government should not be seen paying compensation for crime.
Expressing hope that the APC will win the elections, Amaechi said the party was firmly in support of the use of card reader machines by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the polls.
The governor said that the machine will eliminate rigging. The governor who conceded that he was among those that rigged in previous elections alleged that about 30 members of his party had been brutally murdered in the state.
“What about when we were writing results, were Nigerians voting? This is the first time we will vote. PDP is afraid of card reader. Over 30 members of APC have been killed. No day passes they don’t kill one. Today they will kill one,” he said.