Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming general elections, General Muhammadu Buhari, has reassured Nigerians that he will get rid of corruption in Nigeria if voted into power.
He made this known why feeding questions as a guest on the international cable television, CNN’s programme, #Amanpour. Buhari blamed the present administration of worsening the situation, adding that eradicating corruption will be the top priority of his administration if he becomes president.
“There are serious citizens of this country who said unless Nigeria kills corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria and that is thus illustrated by another hearing conducted by the National Assembly on pension funds, question of (electricity) power and the corruption in the petroleum industry; which the country depends on for over 90 per cent of its external revenue.
“The National Assembly conducted the hearing in Abuja and the six geopolitical zones of the country and took their recommendation to the executive and it has been collecting dust there for the last 18 months”, he stressed.
The APC presidential candidate was also pleased that former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, endorsed his candidacy, adding that it will greatly boost his campaign against the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
“It will certainly bring more supporters to us and more confidence to us, again for those who are still 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”, he concluded.