The President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that the promises made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the nationwide presidential campaign which were contained in the Party’s manifesto were not words from the Quran or Bible, adding that the pledges are subject to change.
Buhari who stated this on Thursday during an interactive session with journalists on Television Continental (TVC) restated that the party’s manifesto were subject to modification.
The party had promised fundamental political reforms and improvement in governance, more transparency and accountability.
It also promised to urgently secure the territorial integrity of the nation. It said it will never leave the defence of the nation in the hands of hunters, children, and civilian JTF.
During the interview Buhari emphasized that on ministerial appointment, the party has a great role to play.
“I would ask Nigerian political observers to study our manifesto; it is not a Bible or Quran which you can’t change. Our manifesto was made by very experienced Nigerians but it’s subject to modification.
“It took several months to arrive at it, so whatever we said in our manifesto, people must accept the fact that we have to modify it. On my choice for ministerial appointment; my party has a role to play, but most importantly we need seasoned technocrat, people of professional and personal integrity,” Buhari said.
National Coordinator of a group Lawyers for change, Adesina Ogunlana said that Buhari must not take Nigerians for granted, but have to live up to his earlier promise adding that his comments after the general elections contradicted his promise before the elections.
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On President Jonathan calling to concede defeat even before the announcement of result by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Buhari stated,
“What the President did by calling me even before the announcement by INEC, shows a remarkable statesmanship and that has stabilized the politics of this country.”