A chief of the All Progressives Congress, Rotimi Fashakin, said General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has pledged to serve only one term four years if he is elected as the President of Nigeria in 2015.
Fashakin, who was the national publicity secretary of the defunct CPC, told PUNCH that Buhari would do for Nigeria what the late Nelson Mandela did for South Africa. He said the motive behind Buhari’s fourth shot at the presidency was his desire to rescue Nigeria from corruption, stabilise it and then hand over to a younger person, who has the capacity to lead the country. In his words: “Gen. Muhammadu Buhari would do a term of four years then hand the power over to somebody younger. You can take that to the bank. He is going to be the stabilising factor in Nigeria. Nigeria needs a strong leader like Buhari, who is in the mould of Mandela, who stabilised South Africa. “That is what Buhari is going to do and four years are enough for him to do that. After stabilising the nation, he will hand over to somebody younger, whom he would have groomed. This is why we are asking Nigerians to give Buhari a chance. He has the capacity, temperament and courage to rescue and stabilise this country. Just four years of Buhari, Nigeria will not remain the same.