President Muhammadu Buhari opened up on Christmas day why hi critics called him Baba Go Slow, adding that he is not in any way shaken by that description.
While speaking when he received a delegation from the Federal Capital Territory community on a Christmas visit to the Presidential Villa, President Muhammadu Buhari, said on Tuesday that he was not shaken by critics who called him Baba Go Slow.
According to PUNCH, the President who spoke in Abuja, said he was called the name because of his insistence that stolen money must be followed and retrieved, adding that no matter how long it would take, he would retrieve the monies.
Making a specific reference to his 2019 re-election campaign, Buhari stated that the focus had not changed from what the All Progressives Congress outlined in 2015 for that year’s general elections.
The President who is expected to launch his re-election campaign on December 28 in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, said his campaign focus remained on the tripod of fighting corruption, insecurity and improving the economy.
Buhari said, “The party (APC) nominated me and I will contest. We are watching the Independent National Electoral Commission very seriously and we are going out very soon.
“We will go from geo-political zone to geo-political zone, to remind the people of our promises in 2015. There are three fundamental things. Security comes first, because you have to secure the country before you can govern it.
“Talking about what we have done regarding securing the country, the people of the North-East know better. The three fundamental things we campaigned with are still very relevant.
“On improving the economy, which we are still going to explore, we have done well in agriculture. Those who embraced farming are not regretting it. We have also addressed unemployment and we are very lucky. Through that, we are now attaining food security.”
He added, “The third thing with which we will campaign is the issue of corruption. I told you what I did when I was in uniform. But now when I have to go by this system (democracy), where people have to be arrested and then prosecuted, taken to court and then with evidence, we will collect back what they had taken illegally.
“For doing that, people are calling me Baba Go Slow. I am going slowly, but whatever the case, I will not stop pointing fingers at those who have abused trust by taking money that does not belong to them.
“Fighting corruption. Yes, we are slow because the system is slow. It is not Baba that is slow, but it is the system. So I am going by this system and I hope we will make it.”
Nigerian Youth Have Right To Protest, Says President Buhari
Nigerian youths have taken to the streets to call for an end to widespread police brutality.
Despite the protest, security agents have clamped down on protesters in Oyo, Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country.
Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with Buhari on Monday, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare quoted Buhari as saying that it was the right of the youths to protest and make certain demands from their leaders.
According to the minister, the president asked the protesters to give his administration time to address their demands as the team set up has already gone to work.
#EndSARS Protest: Edo Govt Sets-Up Judicial Panel
In a bid to quell the ongoing #EndSARS protest, the Edo State Government has set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate cases of police brutality in Edo State.
Secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie made this announcement in a statement on Monday
He said the panel is set up, “in response to the yearnings of Nigerian youths, as articulated in the demands of the #EndSars protesters.”
The members of the panel are to receive complaints and petitions from the general public, particularly victims or relatives of victims of police brutality and extra-judicial killings, and to recommend measures, including compensation and restitution, investigation, and prosecution, as the circumstances warrant.
Hoodlums attack Rapid Response Squad officers in Lagos (Video)
Thugs have forced men of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos state police command to flee for their dear lives after attacking their van.
The incident happened along Herbert Macaulay way in Yaba on Monday morning October 19.
The thugs threw stones and other dangerous weapons at the officers who immediately jumped down from the van and started running for their lives.
The state police command is yet to react to the incident.
RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)
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