The presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari took time out of his busy campaign schedule to pay a visit to the BBC Hausa radio station. In a wide-ranging conversation that touched on many topics including the army, national security and the elections, Buhari made a statement calling for a peaceful election period, and also denounced any form of violence. He said, “[How long] have we been cautioning our supporters to not even say offensive things in the name of support? We have been saying that, that’s what’s in my power to do.”
This comes at a time when questions are being raised about the PDP-held states, Katsina and Bauchi, and their ability to provide security after the presidential convoy was reportedly attacked. Please find below a link to the audio, and the transcription of the interview attached.