‘Buhari didn’t promise to end terrorism in 2 months’, APC denies reports

The party also described the reports ascribing the statement to Buhari as misleading and unfounded.

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau and his men

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied reports that President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari promised to eradicate the Boko Haram sect in two months.

The comments were made via statement released on Thursday, April 2, by the spokesperson for the APC campaign organization, Garba Shehu.

The statement reads:

“His Excellency, the President-elect is still waiting to be sworn in on May 29. After the ceremony, he would need time to study the security situation and plan strategically with the security chiefs as to the way forward. Time is of essence here.”

“Therefore, President Buhari didn’t and wouldn’t peg the decimation of terrorism from the country’s territories to just two months. The General was unequivocal about cleansing Boko Haram from our land; he would do a good job of it by giving a final, permanent push to rid Nigeria of unscrupulous elements.”

“The President-elect said that much to the world media including the British Broadcasting Corporation and Cable News Network. He never put a time-frame to when he would eliminate terrorists. It would be unfair and mischievous for someone to ascribe to him what he hasn’t said.”

Buhari had told the BBC that he couldn’t promise miracles in the battle against the sect which the previous government had found it difficult to dislodge.

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