Buhari submits election form, lambasts police over National Assembly siege

A former head of state, and a presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday in Abuja submitted his nomination form and expression of interest to the party’s national secretariat.

The National Chairman of APC, John Oyegun, while receiving the form, said Mr. Buhari was the third presidential aspirant of the party to submit his form.

He described Mr. Buhari as one of the valiant Nigerians that had offered themselves to serve the people on the platform of APC to change the country for good.

He said what Mr. Buhari had done was a confirmation that he was serious about the presidential race
“If you pick a form and do not return it, we are not sure yet that you mean business.”

He said that the party was busy working and preparing to take over government by 2015.

“I want to assure you that half the crowd you saw are PDP members seeking registration and indicating their interest in APC.

“They wonder whether we can give them the waiver to pick our ticket for various offices they are willing to contest for come 2015,’’ Mr. Oyegun said.

He said if it was the will of God, one of the party’s presidential aspirants would win the 2015 general elections.
Mr. Buhari said he had followed the due process by collecting and filling the form as well as submitting it to the party.

“I am pleased that the forms have been dully filled and you can see my signature on it,’’ he said.

Commenting on the Thursday’s crisis at the National Assembly, Mr. Buhari described the presence of the police and other law enforcement agents as abnormal.

The aspirant added that such action was capable of undermining the country’s constitution.
He said that the police and other security agents ought not to have gone to the National Assembly. (NAN)


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  • Abdulaziz Usman

    We need tested and trusted hand like Baba Buhari, not some trial and error fumbling Dumbo that will take us to no where. except confussion and corruption

  • Uzoma

    For a presidential aspirant running on “War on indiscipline” to “lambast police for National Assembly siege” and not have a word for 50-and-60-year-old honourables who scale the National Assembly fence to gain access to the chamber… I rest my case!

    • Wähala

      You have no case to rest… just your brains!

    • Oluwadara

      You have every right to get into your house from the path you chose, whether through door, window fence or even dig tunnel underneath, ask any lawyer, its not a crime in Nigerian constitution. So stop talking rubbish.

    • ICC Hague

      If there is no police presence, scaling the fence will not happens, if police acted in civilize manner against BokoHaram leader Muhammed Yusuf, there will be no BokoHaram by now. look at the cause not the consequences. If we have a good and responsible leadership all this problems will not arise, is unfortunate we have irresponsible person as a leader whose personal ambition is greater the the interest of the country. Among all the aspirants only Buhari can turn the fortunes of this nation to a greater height. He is well discipline and poses all the qualities of a good leader. Nigerians should come out in mass to vote for him to salvage our country, we dont have any other country than Nigeria.

    • abdul

      If the police did locked the gates they wouldn’t have scaled the fence.
      And what were the police officers doing there?
      Is national assembly their place of work?
      Under whose orders did they acted?

  • Baba Messi

    “The aspirant added that such action was capable of undermining the country’s constitution.”

    But really, I am wondering what better way to ‘undermine the constitution’ than OVERTHROWING A DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT LIKE THAT OF SHAGARI???
    I have no doubt in my mind if it ws Buhari as head of state, those obese lawmakers Who ‘undermined the constitution’ by receiving obscene salaries they fixed for themselves would have been made to frog jump till they lose all those pot bellies and look a bit more like the poor people the claim to ‘represent’.

    *Premium Times, WHY DO YOU DELETE MY COMMENTS WHENEVER I TAKE YOUR APC e-rats to the cleaners?? Is that democratic??

    • aladeadekunleoluwaadeshinaola

      Let truth be told, the Legislators do not fix their wages.

      • Baba Messi

        How much do they receive as salaries and allowances?
        How does this compare with the figures RMFAC came out with some time back as what they(legislators) should be earning?
        If the RMFAC(recognized by the constitution to determine salaries) did not determine the current obscene salaries and allowances they receive, WHO DID? YOU????

        • aladeadekunleoluwaadeshinaola

          Aside their salary, there is what is called constituency allowance which is kept at the ministry for which the project falls under.

    • Cox

      Buhari was not part of the coup de et that overthrow Shagari government in 1983. The coup plotter choose him in other to give their action credibility. The person that was to be the head of state was killed during confrontation with Shagari security.

      • Otile

        I thought Imam Buhari claims his coup was a bloodless coup, but the truth now has come out that the would be head of state was gunned down while the coup was in progress. Haba, Islam and truth.

        You are very funny indeed. A group of thugs went to the palace of your oba and deposed him in Ile Oshogbo. Then they went to Ilu Ota and chose a credible man who knew nothing about the plot to replace the Kabiyesi. The so called credible man willingly ascended the throne and ruled highhandedly thereafter.

        Cox, yours is a cock-n-bull story. Stuff it in your underwear.

  • favourtalk

    Let the change carry on, any least presidential aspirants under APC is better than PDP, they deserved the best and they will unseat the man who lie to us everyday in this country. We need a change and we will surely get it in feb. 2015

  • Nostory