All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari last night said the endorsement of his candidacy by former President Olusegun Obasanjo will boost his chances in the March 28 elections.
Interviewed on Cable News Network (CNN) by Christane Amanpour, Gen Buhari, who expressed disappointment about the shift of the elections, also criticised the Federal Government’s handling of the Boko Haram insurgency.
He said Obasanjo’s support “would certainly bring more supporters to us and more confidence again to us for those who were sitting on the fence, because General Obasanjo is highly respected and as far as the Nigerian nation is concerned, there is no serious issue that can be discussed without people seeking his opinion and listening to it”.
The APC candidate said the presentation made by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the Council of State meeting was that “they were ready to conduct election on the date they fixed a year ago and for them forced virtually by the military that they cannot guarantee the safety of their workers; they had to concede to the demand of the military for additional six weeks.
“Now since those six weeks are constitutionally-allowed, we had to tell our supporters to remain calm and resolute and obey the laws.”
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