The former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has infested Nigerians with politics of Naira and Dollars which has destroyed the country to the marrow.
He stated this in his address to the Northern Stakeholders Interactive meeting of the All Progressive Changes (APC), held in Kaduna over the weekend.
According to General Buhari, it is a wrong assumption by Nigerians that the main problem of the country is that of ethnic and religious politics, saying that Nigerians will throw away ethnic and religious belief for the politics that they have been suggested to and that is Naira Dollars.
“The ruling party has systematically impoverished Nigerians to the level that many of them believe that it is only Naira that can save them. They don’t see succor coming from their fellow ethnic brother or people who share the same fate with them. All they now know is that money is the solution to their problem and that is why some of them worship people who looted the treasury openly.
“I give an example of myself. I have vied for the presidency three times and failed at the all the three attempts and I end up at the Supreme Court. Let me give you example of my case in 2007, seven
judges were to deliver the judgment, three delivered judgment in my favor and the three of them are from southwest, south-south and south-east.
“The other four judges who delivered judgment against me are all from the north and not only that they are Fulani and Muslims like me. It was later that some of them came back to me to confess that they could not resist the power of Dollars that was given to them. So are you going to say that they are against me because of ethnic or religion? No! They did what they did because of their pocket and personal greed.
“So I have been telling every Nigerian that it is not the problem of that you are from the North, East or West, but that of greed and selfishness implanted upon Nigerians by the leaders that has made them to lose their sense of reason, and if PDP remains in power for another four Nigeria will fail as a state” Buhari said.
In his own remarks, the Deputy National Chairman, APC North, Senator Lawal Shuaibu, said the meeting was conveyed in order to share experience of leaders of the party from the region, adding that the esteemed leaders of the party from the region played a great role as guardians and conscience of the APC.
“We are very conscious and encouraged by our age old northern values and tradition of seeking the opinion of and drawing from the experiences of leaders and elders whenever matters get to a head. We are therefore by this meeting getting ourselves prepared on how to face the forthcoming responsibilities and discharge them to the admiration of the whole country,” he said.