The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed the candidacy of the former Military Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari as the Presidential flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2015 general elections. The party however said nothing has changed since the last time he contested except his dinner suit.
“This will be the fourth time General Buhari will be contesting in the presidential elections. On each of the three previous occasions, he failed to articulate a vision of the future that was acceptable to Nigerians. On each occasion his brand of politics was rejected across Nigeria. Apart from changing to a dinner suit, General Buhari, has not changed the tired ideas and provocative utterances that Nigerians rejected in previous elections.
“We hope that this time round, General Buhari will conduct a campaign that is issue based and devoid of ethno-religious sentiments,” the PDP said in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh.
“We also believe that despite the distractions, President Goodluck Jonathan has a genuine record of accomplishments on which to run and deserves a second term. President Jonathan’s re-election will guarantee Unity and Stability for Nigerians. His second term will also deliver prosperity to Nigerians.
“Finally, in the words of our own President ‘The choice before Nigerians in the coming election is simple: A choice between going forward or going backwards; between the new ways and the old ways; between freedom and repression; between a record of visible achievements and beneficial reforms – and desperate power-seekers with empty promises.’”
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