Buhari lacks what it takes to build the Nigeria we want – Obanikoro

By Post Nigeria December 28, 2014 21:41

Buhari lacks what it takes to build the Nigeria we want – Obanikoro

Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro has charged his supporters to put their efforts into winning the 2015 general elections for President Goodluck Jonathan and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Lagos, Mr. Jimi Agbaje.

He told them to ensure not just Jonathan’s victory but also Agbaje, urging them to forget the pains of the past and move on with determined zeal to ensure victory for the party at all levels.

In his words: “Let me tell you one of the reasons why we initially agreed to go on. The presidential election is a must win for PDP and not just for PDP but for Nigeria. You all know I am a player at the national level, at the state level and at the local level. The presidential is a national issue and for the good of our country, President Jonathan must continue and PDP must win Lagos because it is extremely crucial to Mr. President.”

Speaking further, he said “so you and I will not rest until we have won. Let me also assure you today that Lagos is winnable but we have to be strategic about it. Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. At your level and at our level, all of us must sit down and put on a thinking cap. Just don’t wait for instructions anymore.

Get down to work now because election is won at the polling booths and not at the state or at the federal. So I cannot defend your polling booth for you. You must devise a means by which the party must win all the elections. So we want to be hearing from you henceforth about your polling units, your wards and every other issues that are crucial for us to win.”

He also used the opportunity to plead with his supporters to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) ahead of next year’s general elections.

He said “Before the end of next week, we shall create a call centre that will be manned by people from different ethnic groups to take your calls and complaints. Go and get your Permanent Voters Card and be prepared. No one lives in the past and succeeds. The past is gone. Let us confront the future and to have a successful one, we must work for it.”

“When Buhari was in his 40’s, he couldn’t govern Nigeria. Buhari was Number 1, a Muslim, Idiagbon Number 2, a Muslim, Chief of Air Staff, Chief of Army Staff, a Muslim. They were all Muslims. We don’t want that kind of Nigeria anymore. We want a Nigeria where everyone will have a sense of belonging.

We have seen it all and we know that Buhari does not have the capacity to build Nigeria of our dream.”

Obanikoro told them that their hardwork and loyalty will be rewarded if they remain committed to ensuring victory for President Jonathan and Jimi Agbaje and all candidates of State House of Assembly, Senatorial and Federal House of Representatives.