Friday, 27 February 2015

Chatham House: 10 Amazing Quotes From Buhari’s Speech

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), yesterday, in London gave a speech at the at the Chatham House on Prospects for Democratic Consolidation in Africa: Nigeria’s Transition. Listed below are some of the most striking quotes from Buhari’s speech:

 1.   I cannot change the past. But I can change the present and the future.

  2.  ‘I am a former military ruler and a converted democrat.’

 3.   I have heard and read references to me as a ‘former dictator’…I take responsibility for anything that happened under my watch ½

 4.   ‘Two things have bloomed in the present administration: waste and corruption.’

  5.  ‘Because of the greed, profligacy and corruption, Nigeria’s ‘wealth’ has not translated to human development.’

   6. ‘I assure you, if I become president, the world will not have to worry about Nigeria as it is now.

   7. To vote for the continuity of failure or to elect progressive change. I believe the people will choose wisely

    8. Any war waged on corruption should not be misconstrued as settling old scores or a witch-hunt. I’m running for President to lead Nigeria to prosperity and not adversity.

   9.  As you all know, I had been a military head of state in … But the global triumph of democracy has shown that another and a preferable path to change is possible.

   10. On corruption, there will be no confusion as to where I stand. Corruption will have no place and the corrupt will not be appointed into my administration.

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