Turaki Blames Buhari’s Government For Declaring Victory Over The Insurgents
Alhaji Tanimu Turaki, a former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, has stated that he is better educated than President Muhammadu Buhari and that places him in a better position to rule Nigeria.
The Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant, made this known while speaking at the National headquarters of the party in Abuja on Monday.
The headquarters of the party was visited so as to make his aspiration known to the members of the National Working Committee.
He stated that he could match Buhari in his talk about integrity and clarifying that he has more to offer than the president.
The former minister said, “I can match President Buhari’s integrity for integrity and I have what he does not have: I have education, I have the knowledge, I have the fear of God, which he doesn’t have.
“Even if you have a good sales team, you need a good product. And I am that product. I can assure you that I am not made in ‘Taiwan’.
“Nigerians are crying, weeping and dying and they believe that the only party that can save them from this malady and psychological trauma is the PDP.”
While reminding members of the NWC of the great task ahead, Turaki said the PDP needed a good product to confront the ruling party in the presidential election.
According to him, “Since 2015 that we lost the election, many things have changed. It is no longer about the platform alone but also about the candidate.
“We must be able to come up with a candidate that has the strength of character to wrestle Buhari and pin him to the ground (should he emerge APC Presidential candidate).”
On the security situation in the country, Turaki blamed Buhari’s government for declaring victory over the insurgents; a development he said made the people take government’s position hook, line and sinker.
He said, “APC has lied over the flushing and defeat of insurgents and when they (people) relax, they are picked up in soft targets and killed by insurgents,” adding that until killers were made to face the wrath of the law, the reign of terror would not abate.