The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has regretted the fact that majority of Nigerians will be celebrating today’s Christmas in abject poverty and misery.
According to the APC presidential flag bearer, Nigerians are living under this poor condition, “not because they have committed any grievous sin, but because the system of production and distribution of national resources have been rigged against the vast majority of our people”.
Buhari, who made this observation in his Christmas message to the nation yesterday, wondered why “in a nation where a few individuals could raise N21billion because they want to make their friend president, millions of citizens, who truly own the resources being accumulated by a few, are left to suffer in sorrow, tears and blood”.
He also bemoaned the fact the Christmas celebration was taking place at a time when Nigeria was experiencing serious security challenges.
He, however, promised that the 2015 Christmas celebration will be better for Nigerians.
“We promise that, by Christmas 2015 administration would have brought our efficiency in management and allocation of public resources to make the inter-state roads smoother and easier to ride”, he said.