Maj. General Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate for All Progressives Congress, APC, during his campaign rally in Kaduna State on Wednesday said any attempt by the electorate to vote the Peoples Democratic Party again would certainly spell doom for Nigeria.
At the rally held at Kaduna Trade Fair Complex, Kawo, Kaduna, Buhari said it was high time the electorate voted to change the government that has impoverished Nigerians for over 16 years.
Buhari, PM news reports, told his supporters that if voted he would ensure that Nigeria’s resources are judiciously deployed to tackle poverty, power supply problems and economic challenges facing the country under PDP led government.
He also maintained that his administration would not condone stealing and any form of corruption.
He however, urged his supporters to get get their Permanent Voter Cards in order to vote out the PDP.
“If you don’t want to continue to suffer, to be enslaved and reduced to mere paupers, then vote APC from the presidential level all through to house of assembly candidates in the forthcoming elections,” he said.
Buhari’s visit to Kaduna Wednesday reportdely grounded business activities along Kawo-Kaduna-Zaria road as large number of APC supporters thronged the Trade Fair Complex from 10am when they got wind of his coming to Kaduna.
Though the event was originally scheduled to take place at Murtala Square from 12:00 p.m., the police stopped it on grounds that there was an order from above.
One of the media consultants of APC presidential campaign, Shuaibu Lilly said was reported saying Buhari was denied access to use the Murtala Mohammed Square for no reason other than “Politics and fear of our intimidating crowd”.
The APC Presidential Campaign Council changed the venue to the permanent site of the Kaduna International Trade Fair Complex along Zaria-Kano Expressway, Rigachikun after several hours of deliberation.
But the heavy traffic jam stretching more than two kilometres from along Kaduna Zaria express road further delayed the programme. It eventually commenced at about 4:30pm.
During the rally, Buhari also said his administration would not condone stealing or any form of corrupt practice from public office holders if elected into power.