Don’t take laws into your hand – Buhari tells supporters

Buhari campaigning
President Muhammadu Buhari campaigning at the last presidential election

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Flag-bearer, Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, urged his supporters to abide by the rule of law and not tarnish the party’s image.

Mr. Buhari gave the advice at the inauguration of his campaign office and the presidential campaign council in Abuja.

He said no supporter should be rude to any leader on his behalf because it will amount to anti-party activity.

“I expect you to re-double your effort, I expect total support. I urge you not to insult or be rude to any leader on my behalf. Your conduct must not tarnish the image of the party.

“The opposition is committed to the rule of law. Learn to be vigilant before, during and immediately after elections. Don’t take the law into your hands, no matter the provocation.’’

He pledged that under the APC-led government, no Nigerian w​ill go to bed hungry or angry at government.
“We promise you a landslide win and to us it’s a done deal.’’

Earlier, Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers, who double as Director-General of Mr. Buhari campaign outfit, said the party must get its acts right the first time.

He said “no one can deliver the APC, only three people: God, the people and you. There can’t be another chance like this and we can’t afford to disagree on any issue.

“The only source of disagreement should be the will to get it right, luckily, we have a wonderful candidate to sell, please join us.’’

Mr. Ameachi told the audience that the party Chairman, John Oyegun, was robbed overnight, adding that the development accounted for his visible absence from the gathering.

In his vote of thanks, Mr. Buhari’s running mate, Yemi Osinbajo, said “no-one knows where or how the wind blows but come February 14, that wind will blow General Buhari, prosperity and security into government.’’

The campaign continues in Imo state on Monday and will be taken to the South-West and end in the North-Central on January 18 before the campaign for the Northern region campaigns begins.

(NAN)


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  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    In the spirit of the Buhari Jihadist Doctrine ( Baboons and dogs soaking in blood) and the Tinubu Jihadist Doctrine (Rig and roast),the APC vandals are already living up to expectation !!

    • endingNaija

      Tawanda, listen to me. Your party PDP attacked the APC in Rivers state. Your candidate -Mr. Goodluck Jonathan DID NOT talk. Your party PDP attacked APC in Akure. Your candidate-Mr. Jonathan did not condemn it. We still do not know exactly what happened in Jos. But it was first reported that APC attacked your party-PDP. Immediately Buhari condemned it. Your party PDP condemned the Jos violence on the assumption that it was done by APC but TILL NOW your party PDP has not condemned the violence on APC by your party in Rivers state and Akure. Please respond to these facts FACTUALLY. If your party PDP and candidate-Mr. Jonathan is this SELECTIVE, then your party PDP and candidate- Mr. Goodluck Jonathan are the sources of the violence in the land during this election.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        I am just a patriot,I speak for myself as I am no politician !! There is no evidence whatsoever linking any party to the violence in Rivers. Amaechi clearly has issues bordering on corruption which has created a tit for tat situation between him and Rivers State citizens .
        The serial inciting and inflammatory statements by ACP chieftains is a case in point therefore one can comfortably assume that there is an institutionalised policy of violence in the APC,the problem is systemic. The feeble condemnations from the Buhari campaign is pure hogwash,the real situation on the ground suggests a tacit endorsement of these acts of wanton violence !!

        • endingNaija

          Tawanda, you a patriot? Forget it. You are not. You are one of the e-names, what we call e-rat of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Team. And you draw your pay from the 21 billion naira Goodluck Jonathan OILY Campaign Fund. Now here is the patriotism test for you. If you are a patriot condemn ALL the three acts of violence-(i) Rivers state-perpetrated by PDP, (ii) Akure-perpetrated by PDP and (iii) Jos-perpetrated by APC. if you condemn the three acts as babaric and primitive as I think they are, then you pass the test of patriotism. O ya Go! Go Tawanda, condemn the three acts of violence and let us see you , member of PDP.

        • Onike24

          Hitler was also a patriot, so we know the type of patriot you are.

  • excel

    Even when gej/pdp fail to condem act of violence in the election period by their so call support, GMB will never go in dirty with them. Let shun violence and vote out pdp, CHANGE is possible WE CAN, GMB CAN

  • Echesuzu

    Let it be on record that PDP started the orgy of violence in the run up to 2015 election… This fire that an ever increasingly desperate PDP is stoking will eventually consume them… ICJ should take note… A word is enough for the wise…

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    The correct expression is :Don’t take the law into your hands.

  • AdemolaO

    It worries me that Buhari’s program is a complete void, because we have no safeguards. I can see a refreshing wave of joy and unity in some regions of our country, but I can’t help but think voters are being duped. The APC makes a lot of promises it will probably never keep, while fake hope and the will for fast change hides the true nature of Buhari. If you know your history, you should be anxious too. He had many politicians arrested and jailed without a proper court process, and many journalists who were critical of his human rights abuses. His 1980s presidency was an autocratic rule. Just remember how he ordered the kidnapping of Umaru Dikko in London.

  • MaziOkochi

    Contrary to the smear campaign of Jonathanians, Gen Buhari continues to demonstrate that he is a selfless, nationalistic, patriotic, and peace-loving nigerian. Nigeria is blessed to have him. Sai Buhari!

  • Agyenim

    Buhari is full of contradictions not so long ago he was threatening with a new wave of violence if the elections results were not on his side. His expensive foreign campaign consultants are clearly doing his job! If Jonathan get’s reelected there will be violence which is not what the country needs, but fear is not a reason to vote for Buhari

  • Franklin Coteh

    Mr Buhari shouldn’t even be allowed to present himself as a candidate for the election given his lack of credentials and his past as a well-versed dictator. But I guess having honest backers in the likes of Ahmed Tinubu, that are ready to pocket the government’s money when it should be allocated to school, hospitals and roads, or Governor Rotimi Amaechi, helps selling the image of someone who is immune to corruption.

  • Akinfenwa Mikel

    So what are your supporters to do, Buhari? Previously, you said that nothing should get in the way of their casting a ballot, even if it means murder. In 2011, after you lost the presidency for a third time and 1,000 people had lost their lives, you said that a repeat in 2015 would mean even more bloodshed. Now your supporters are to remain calm and respect the rule of law? I expect you’ll command them to do that only if, as you say so ridiculously, you win in the presidency in a landslide. A simple, hypocritical man like you is not fit to unite Nigeria.

  • Okwuchukwu

    It’s no surprise GMB issues threats. Not only were there violence after his 2011 loss, but he was also a ruthless monocrat when in power. People who back him must be blind. Think of how he ran the nation. Only fools who would want to be treated jailed and executed without reason would look at Buhari and say he is the change we need. Yes, we might need change, but not Buhari!

  • Ododo Oro

    Nevertheless, GEJ must go. enough is enough…