Buhari Vanguard Expresses Concern Over the Safety of The APC Presidential Candidate, Gen Muhammadu Buhari
We have carefully watched the unfolding political events preceding the 2015 general elections in Nigeria and we feel extremely concerned over the dangerous dimensions introduced to the civil order, the show of desperation and resolution to keep power by all means. We recall that there were general elections in Nigeria in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011 but there was no time we witnessed what we are witnessing today.
In the past few months, leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Presidency have sponsored advertorial on national dailies predicting that Gen Muhammadu Buhari will die and wishing him all sorts of evil, including untimely death. The spokesperson of the President Jonathans 2015 campaign has severely turned into a prophet of doom by prophesying the death and incapacitation of Gen Muhammadu Buhari. They have forged false medical reports claiming that Gen Buhari has a terminal sickness. They have spread rumors of death and incapacitation about Gen Muhammadu Buhari when there is no sign of fever in Buhari.
You may remember that Gen Muhammadu Buhari contested elections in 2003 and remained healthy and strong until 2007 when he also contested the presidential election. After the 2007 general elections, Buhari again did not show any sign of weakness, illness or incapacitation and moved on to contest the 2011 presidential election after several years of contesting the PDPs acclaimed victory in court. One cannot but imagine why the Presidency and the PDP is trying to convince Nigerians that Gen Muhammadu Buhari cannot live up to four years if elected president of Nigeria this year. The Presidency and PDP have publicly announced that the fate of Umaru Musa Yard will be fail Gen Buhari. The latest is that they have started predicting those who will take over office from Gen Buhari, if he is elected as President of Nigeria and dies like they have predicted.
We cannot close our eyes and pretend that we do not see danger. We suspect that the PDP and the Presidency must be up to something sinister and may just be watering the ground for a soft landing when it is finally executed. We express fear that some people may be targeting to assassinate Gen Muhammadu Buhari and turn round to claim that it is their prophecy fulfilled. We have not forgotten that late last year, Gen Muhammadu Buhari narrowly escaped death when his convoy was attacked by a suicide bomber two days after he accused the Presidency of not doing enough to ensure the security of lives and properties of Nigerians. President Jonathan set up and inquiry into the attack, but we have not heard anything about the inquiry till date.
To this end, we call on the international community and all well meaning Nigerians to keep an eye on the Presidency and the PDP regarding the safety of Gen Muhammadu Buhari. The PDP and Presidency have almost exhausted all avenues to stop Gen Buhari from contesting the 2015 general elections, now they are scheming to scuttle the whole election in its entirety. Who can tell if the only option remaining to stop change in Nigeria will not be to assassinate the Presidential candidate candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gen Muhammadu Buhari.
Com Jasper Azuatalam
Chairman, Buhari Vanguard