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Muhammadu Buhari ‘PDP has raped our economy,’ President-elect says

Buhari stated that ruling Nigeria would be a challenge due to the “colossal rape of its economy and leadership deficit by the outgoing ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).”

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President Muhammadu Buhari

(Nigeria Intel)

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari had promised to run a transparent government when elected into office.

Buhari also stated that ruling Nigeria would be a challenge due to the “colossal rape of its economy and leadership deficit by the outgoing ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).”

The President-elect made the statement on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, while speaking at a town hall meeting in Yola, Adamawa State.

“For Nigeria to get out of the woods, there should be commit­ment and perseverance on the part of the leadership of the country, but, the new government will do its best to put things in the right perspective,’’ Buhari said.

“But, unfortunately, the resources were mismanaged and squandered, leading to the present situation being experienced in the land. Although, many expect that things will change in a day, it’s not so, because it will take us some years to make changes,” he added.

"Nigerians are in a haste, people should not see the change, that we are championing, in a twinkle of an eye, we need patience and prayers for us to succeed," the President-elect said.

Buhari also said that his government wouldn’t favour anyone, not even his family members.

“We need to fight corruption squarely, for Nigeria to move forward. We will run a transparent government, in doing so, I will not favour my family”, he said.

Buhari has also promised to combat the Boko Haram scourge but warned Nigerians not to expect miracles.

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