Pioneer North East National Vice Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Dr Umar Duhu has scored President Muhammadu Buhari’s government 8.5 percent over 10.
Duhu, who spoke to Pulse on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 said Nigerians must praise and give thanks to God to have given them President Muhammadu Buhari at a time PDP misruled and bastardized the economy of the nation.
“Buhari's coming is indeed God sent to Nigeria. As an indigene of the insurgency ravaged community in the North Eastern Nigeria, had it been President Buhari was not elected, I wonder where the entire Northern part of Nigeria would have been today,” Duhu said.
According to Duhu, President Buhari's approach with vigor to the fight against insurgency and corruption in particular is World Class.
“This is corroborated by the G-7 and other World Leaders at several fora, and indeed appreciated greatly by us the inhabitants of the insurgency ravaged communities and the international community. On the scale of one to ten, I will score President Buhari 8.5 so far,” Duhu said.
Speaking on a call by some members of the APC in the North East for him to return as their National Vice Chairman, Duhu said: “Indeed, I lack an adjective to express my heartfelt appreciation for the groups and persons agitating for my return as the National Vice Chairman North East.”
“I was the pioneer occupant of the office. The APC Family knows all the infractions that characterized the June 14, 2014 APC National Convention election, wherein a winner from Adamawa State emerged. Today by the special grace of God, the occupant of the office of the National Vice Chairman North East has been appointed to an exalted Office in the Land, by the President and Commander in Chief, hence, the vacancy.”
“Let further add for the benefit of Nigerians; despite being out of office, I had enjoyed an excellent relationship with the former occupant of the Office, and it is my resolve when elected, I will not only sustain all the good will that flourish between us, but will remain his best ally. My quest to occupy the office of the National Vice Chairman North East is to exhaust the tenure of the former, and to continue all the goods wills associated to the Office. When the North East Zone graciously makes me its chairman, I will not administer the party in isolation but shall remain focused in close consultation with the Leaders of the Zone for an effective running of the affairs of the party,” Duhu added.
“Like I have mentioned in several of my statements on both print and electronic media, President Buhari is God sent. Therefore, any Leader that is God Sent must not only be revered, but equally worshiped by the majority if not all,” Duhu said.
“I have come to appreciate President Buhari since his days of military rule. I am an advocate of a though stance against corruption, and great consideration for the common person. President Buhari's ideology is identical to mine and I do cherish him greatly to the extent, it will be the greatest honour to work with President Buhari is any capacity if possible,” Duhu added.
Duhu said the purpose of a participatory democracy is to reward excellence at the end of a daunting electioneering exercise.
“ I have sacrificed my all to not only ensure that, the APC get to different parts of this country and accepted while I held forth as the pioneer National Vice Chairman North East of the Ruling APC. I cannot quantify how much I spent during the APC mobilization days and campaigns, particularly when I contested for the National Assembly seat. In this regard therefore, my records are in the public domain to merit me any form of appointment by His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari.”
Duhu said the task before President Buhari to provide good governance is thought to the extent adding that all well meaning Nigerians must join hands with him to fix the foisted 16 years of PDP misrule on Nigeria.
“Several leaders have said, if Nigeria does not kill corruption, corruption will certainly kill Nigeria. I also hold that, as civilized Nigerian, I offer myself for the enthronement of good governance and to ensure the total eradication of corruption in Nigeria, so that our children's children will be proud of the Country called Nigeria.”
“I call on all Nigerians to pray fervently for President Buhari to succeed. His success is the success of Nigeria as a State. We must also act as patriots to expose corruption and all its tendencies, so that Mr. Fix Nigeria will apply the carrot and stick approach to fix Nigeria and totally eliminate corruption in Nigeria.”