The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) General Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday said he was not bothered about the law suit filed against him by the PDP over allegations that his secondary school certificate is fake.
Speaking with newsmen after hosting leaders of Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) who came to inform him of his adoption as their candidate for the February 14 presidential election, Buhari said the PDP effort would be futile as nothing tangible would be achieved by the ruling party through the court case. Responding to reporters’ questions on the law suit, he said: “Well, I am not surprised, this is Nigeria. If people are serious about this issue they ought to have listened to the legal adviser of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
This is the first time, INEC by law have got those documents and they say they have got them, so anybody who have any different view should go to court, I think they have gone to court so let them remain there,” he said. Speaking on the fate of the nation as the elections draw nearer Buhari said Nigerians would be toying with great calamity if President Goodluck Jonathan is voted again for another four-year term. The nation has virtually collapsed under the watch of President Jonathan and that Nigerians cannot afford to take another of such risk for another four years, he told the PDM National leaders led by the party’s National Chairman, Bashir Yusuf Ibrahim.
“What you have said summarizes the problems of this country. You have looked carefully and found out that this year, 2015, whichever way politicians and the elite look at it, it’s another time or watershed in our political system.“If we get it wrong this time, and allow the PDP to go again for the next four years, this country is going to be in trouble. “Right now, with the unfortunate event of crumbling oil price, the economy is really in a mess. Coupled with insecurity, it is only a country like Nigeria that can survive and get out of this situation we are in. “A lot of countries will just disappear either from the map or from the political equation of nation states. But Nigerians are so resilient to the extent that there are international personalities who could not understand Nigeria and why Nigeria still exists.
“There was a former UN Secretary General who said that if he retires, he will go to Nigeria because, according to him, what was happening to Nigeria, no other country can go through it and survive.“The sixteen years of PDP has been hell. Remember that we used to have Nigeria Airways, Nigeria Railways, Nigeria Shipping Line, try and find out how much we spent on power in the last 16 years from the vast resources we accumulate over that period because the price of oil went up to 142 dollar per barrel. What did we do with that money? “We said that we paid debts with billions of Naira, if that were put into infrastructure like power, roads, railways, farming etc, the amount of job it will create would be enormous.“Today, some of our youths have become danger to the society because of lack of jobs. I hope the elite will properly document these 16 years as presenting the worst leadership this country has ever witnessed,” he said.