The former Head of State and presidential aspirant of the All Progressive Congress, Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) said on Saturday in Kaduna State that another four years of Peoples Democratic Party’s rule would spell doom for the country.
Buhari said he was “personally concerned” about the alleged deliberate plot by the ruling party to use religion and ethnicity to destroy the country.
The presidential aspirant, who spoke at a northern APC stakeholders interactive meeting in Kaduna, insisted that the greatest problem facing the country was not religion or tribal differences, but a deliberate plot by the PDP-led government to use religion and ethnicity to polarise it for selfish gains ahead of the 2015 general elections.
While saying 2015 should be another year of concern for Nigerians, Buhari stated that another four years of PDP would send Nigeria down the drain.
He called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure that it does not disenfranchise eligible voters in the ongoing nationwide voter registration exercise and to provide a level play ground for all political parties and candidates.
Buhari also flayed the militarisation of the last governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states.
He said the move showed that the PDP was desperate to hold on to power using every means at its disposal to achieve that.
According to Buhari, the Chibok schoolgirls from Borno State abducted by Boko Haram would have since been rescued, if the Federal Government had deployed such number of soldiers deployed for the elections to the North-East where the sect had killed thousands of Nigerians.
Speaking on behalf of APC governors at the event, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State stressed the need for the North to be united in order to defeat some of the challenges confronting the region.
Shettima lamented that the North remained backward despite its contribution to nation building. He urged Nigerians to be involved in the political transition by voting an APC government.