Buhari sends Gov. Wike shocking message

By Sanni Muhammed March 15, 2016 18:04

Buhari sends Gov. Wike shocking message

President Muhammadu Buhari, has condemned the recent political violence in Rivers State, maintaining that the killing of people over political differences was primitive, barbaric and unacceptable.

Buhari stated this on Tuesday, March 15, in Malabo, during an interactive meeting with Nigerians resident in Equatorial Guinea.

“We will deal decisively with all sponsors of violence. I have given the security services clear directives in this regard.

“We will show that violence in any form will no longer be tolerated before, during or after elections,”

President Buhari said that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will be encouraged to explore the possibility of Nigerians abroad voting in the 2019 general elections.

Noting that some African countries have started allowing their citizens resident abroad to vote in national elections, the President said that he fully empathized with the desire of Nigerians in the Diaspora to vote in national elections.

“I want all Nigerians to know that I respect them and their right to choose their leaders,” he said

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The President also said that establishing a new national airline was not currently on the Federal Government’s list of priorities.

President Buhari declared that his administration’s main area of focus now was reducing the level of poverty in the country.

The President assured Nigerians leaving outside the country of his continued commitment to ensure that his administration’s war against corruption will remain “fearless, relentless and merciless”.

“We will be merciless and relentless in pursuing all those who abused public trust. Nigerians will see how some of the elite conspired to run the nation down,” he said.

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