Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Gen. Muhammad Buhari's APC Change Campaign Moving Like Hurricane - PDP Insiders

Presidential candidate Gen. Muhammad Buhari (retd) speaking at a campaign rally.

The fears of losing the presidential election to Gen. Muhammad Buhari (retd), the popular presidential flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) made the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the Presidency to force the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the 2015 general elections from February 14 to March 28.

Insiders in the PDP have been overwhelmed by the nationwide support for the "CHANGE" campaign of the APC and the increasing momentum left them in political quandary.
"The Change campaign is moving like hurricane," one of them said.

They have also noted the international disapproval of President Goodluck Jonathan's administration even after his government paid more than $1.2 million to Levick, a prominent PR and lobbying firm in Washington to boost his public image locally and internationally as he failed to rescue the kidnapped Chibok school girls since April 14, 2014.
According to Megan R. Wilson in The Hill on 06/26/14 06:00 AM EDT.

Levick will be paid $75,000 per month for its work, in addition to the extra costs of advertisements, video production and website development, and is working for the government through a state-owned media agency.

If members of the firm travel to Nigeria, there will be an additional estimated cost of $22,500 per person. A subcontract with Perseus Strategies is valued at $25,000 per month, bringing the monthly retainer to a total of $100,000.

The glaring failure of President Goodluck Jonathan to guaranty national security has become the Achilles heel of his administration.
He has become very unpopular among the majority of Nigerian voters, who have felt betrayed and disappointed by his administrative failures and large scale corrupt practices in his six years in office.

Former US Secretary of State, Senator Hilary Clinton said: "Nigeria under President Goodluck Jonathan has squandered oil wealth and has bred massive corruption." Therefore, Nigeria needs a President who can guaranty the security and welfare of the people and Muhammad Buhari, the presidential candidate of the main opposition is widely known as a fearless anti-corruption crusader and proven Commander-in-Chief who totally eliminated Islamic terrorism in northern Nigeria when he was the military head of state for only 20 months in the mid 1980s.

“He’s smart enough. He’s educated enough. He’s experienced enough. Why shouldn’t I support him?” said former President Olusegun Obasanjo, endorsing Muhammad Buhari at the public presentation of his controversial new book "My Watch" in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. His endorsement matters most for the popular approval of Buhari, because Chief Ọbasanjọ, GCFR, is a former Nigerian Army general and military head of state of Nigeria in the late 1970s who also became civilian President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 under the PDP and he is still one of the founding fathers and leaders of the party. 

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