Yoruba Ronu Leadership Forum, a socio-political group, has expressed
regrets over a recent statement credited to former Head of State, Major
General Muhammadu Buhari over his plan to step down his presidential
ambition for a better candidate.
The group, in a communiqué issued by its Secretary General, Akin
Malaolu, stated that if Buhari steps down for another candidate, the
alliance that brought about the All Progressives Congress, APC, would
According to the group, at the critical time in the country’s history, only Buhari can rescue the people from suffering.
The statement reads: “We somewhat regret that the former Head of
State and 2011 presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive
Change ,CPC, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, would offer to drop his
ambition in 2015.
We want to warn that the masses of our people do not subscribe to
that idea because of the prevailing situations of Nigeria today.
“It should be crystal clear to all leaders of the opposition that
only Buhari is acceptable to the Nigerian people because he is a genuine
leader and if, by error, he is forced to step down or stabbed at the
back, the masses of our great country would back out of the merger and
this may signal the continuation of PDP in power.
“It is not in doubt that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, together
with its reckless political regime, have not benefited from the people
and this has been clearly confirmed by school children, housewives,
artisans and our unemployed youth, and just a few days ago, we witnessed
the mass killings of hapless and helpless Nigerians in Baga province of
Borno State and till now the government of Jonathan appears at ease
with the development.
“Hunger, ignorance and disease have been our woes. We, therefore,
beseech leaders of the opposition to rally round Major-General Buhari to
emerge as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress,
APC, come 2015,” the statement added
Source: Naija Latest News