Friday, 30 January 2015

Buhari Was Never A Dictator During His Regime - Orkar

Joseph Orkar, All Progressive Congress (APC) vice chairman in Benue State, has said that the APC presidential candidate’s decision to send corrupt politicians to jail is to demonstrate his high sense of moral discipline.

Orkar, who was detained for eighteen months by the then military regime of General Muhammadu Buhari, stated this on Wednesday at an APC rally in Aliade, Benue.

Admitting that their could have been cases of miscarriage of justice, he claimed the few cases did not undermine the integrity of the process.

He said:“Buhari was working towards establishing integrity and responsibility in the system by imprisoning erring politicians”.

Orkar said he was a passionate supporter of Buhari despite his imprisonment, and called on other Nigerians to support the APC presidential candidate.

Also speaking, senate minority leader, George Akume, accused the state government of non-payment of workers’ salaries, pensions, scholarship allowances and gratuities amounting to billions of Naira.

He said he left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the opposition when it became imminent that the PDP had derailed from the fundamental objectives of its forefathers.

He called on the electorate not to be left out of the wind of change blowing across the six geo-political zones of the country.

Addressing the rally, a member of the state legislature, Benjamin Adanyi, urged the people of the state to collect their permanent voter cards (PVC’s) to enable them to cast their votes during elections.

Another speaker, Dr Samuel Ortom, the APC governorship candidate in the state, accused the PDP of perpetrating acts of injustice, claiming that the injustice had been affirmed by the PDP national chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu.

Ortom, who served as a minister under President Goodluck Jonathan, defected to the APC after the PDP primaries.

He promised to bring about a turnaround in all sectors of the economy and to govern the state with the fear of God.

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