Alleged conspiracy by some retired generals to frustrate the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari next month is doomed to fail,the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole,vowed yesterday.
Oshiomhole said in Minna,the Niger State capital,that the future of Nigeria is not in the hands of such generals,but in the hands of the majority of Nigerians.
He spoke during the party’s presidential campaign at the Trade Fair complex, Minna.
Buhari at the rally pledged that to continue to implement people-oriented policies and programmes if he was re-elected.
But the APC campaign team was overwhelmed by the time it arrived Jos later in the day so much so that the President could not address them.
Hitting out at the retired generals during the Minna rally,Oshiomhole said: “Many of the retired generals are ganging up against President Buhari, that he will not do eight years while they did more than eight years.
“I remember they did it before, did it in the past.
“But this time, the plan will not work.
“The future of Nigeria is not in the hands of retired generals or former heads of state. It is in the hands of the general people.”
He mentioned no names. He said such retired generals were not happy thatBuhari is fighting corruption.
He accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of banking on rigging to win the forthcoming election.
His words: “everywhere PDP goes, they are saying the elections will be rigged.
“We need to play those video recordings of where Obasanjo and Atiku said that the election is a win or die matter for PDP.”
He said for those of them in the APC “we remain firm believers in one man one vote, one woman, one vote, and one former head of state, one vote.”
Culled from The Nation