By Jefferson Ibiwale, Benin

Aisha Buhari, wife of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari,  has said that First Lady Patience Jonathan needs not fear  going to jail should the ruling People’s Democratic Party, lose in the presidential poll slated for March 28, as Nigerians only want a change in the way the country is being run.

Buhari’s remark is in response to Jonathan’s recent comments that the APC candidate will jail his political opponents if elected president.

The wife of the APC presidential candidate, who spoke on Thursday at a mega rally in Benin, Edo State, described PDP’s attempt to paint her husband black with the tar of religion as a desperate attempt to hoodwink the people, saying only those who want to loot the treasury campaign with religion which is at variance with politics.

“For those that are campaigning, saying that he is coming to jail Nigerians, I don’t know what their fear is. But they shouldn’t be afraid, because we are all yearning for change. The insecurity in the country, the very poor healthcare system, lack of education and other basic necessities that people are lacking I believe Nigerians need somebody like General Muhammadu Buhari now,” she stated.

Buhari expressed relief that Nigerians have realized that many politicians use religion as a cover to loot Nigeria.

“Any politician who talks to you about religion is a liar, he only wants to loot the treasury and the little resources you ought to enjoy. So say no politics merging it with religion to deceive the people.

“I’m here today to let Edo women know that when my husband is elected into office as President, all these will be history. The insecurity, the girl-child trafficking, suffering of the widows in the South East will come to an end,” she said.

She further stated that it was necessary to create a cultural design that can accommodate the widow and help the girl-child feel comfortable wherever she is in this country.

“The girl-child doesn’t have to leave her country to go and prostitute abroad, it’s not her portion. Her portion is to have a highly standard and moral society for her to live in. Get married, have children, train them and also mould them to become the future leaders.

“We are here today to also let you know that the collection of your PVCs is important and don’t ever sell it. It’s like selling your future. If you sell it for N5,000, you won’t see N5,000 again until after four years which will be bad. Get your PVC, vote for APC, vote for freedom, vote for a new Nigeria with good security, good education, good healthcare, good roads and all the basic necessities,” she said.

The Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, who spoke at the rally also urged the people to vote for the APC since the PDP had failed in 16 years to deliver on electricity and other basic infrastructure, adding that the PDP government fleeces even the poor through kerosene sale.

“In sixteen years, PDP didn’t not provide light, we provide the transformers to the communities but the PDP Federal Government cannot power the lights. They collect fixed charges from the people when there is no fixed light,” the governor observed.

The Edo State governor urged the public to understand the issues, stating that “our call for change and for people to vote for the APC and vote out the PDP is because the PDP has completely failed and deceived the people for 16 years. So they must go home”.

He asserted that the people must vote for APC to return Nigeria from darkness to light, from unemployment to employment and from insecurity to security.



    The governor also berated some religious leaders for polarizing the country along religious lines, stating that the problems confronting the country affects both Christians and Moslems so Nigerians should ignore the attempt to hoodwink them using the religion card.

    Earlier in her welcome address, wife of the state deputy governor, Endurance Odubu, said Nigerians have made up their minds to vote massively for the APC.

    Noting the achievements of Adams Oshiomhole in Edo State, she said that when voted into power, the APC presidential candidate will replicate same at the national level.

    Odubu further assured the wife of the APC presidential candidate that Edo women will vote massively for the APC.






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