Friday, September 11, 2015 8:39 am
To Tukur, Buhari has not deviated from his campaign promises to Nigerians.
The Adamawa born businessman and former governor, who will be 80 years old next Tuesday, told newsmen that Buhari promised Nigerians that he will tackle corruption, end insurgency and unemployment, pointing out that Buhari’s efforts have yielded positive results.
He cautioned politicians against allowing religion and ethnicity to becloud their reasoning.
“As far as I am concerned, the president is going according to his agenda. So you can judge as well as I can judge. Buhari wants to confront corruption, he wants to confront insurgency, he wants to tackle unemployment, and for me, they are going the right way, they have not deviated.
“We must remove religion from politics. We must accept ourselves as Nigerians and not see ourselves as being from A or B state, or local government.”
The former PDP chairman advised that Buhari’s ministers should be appointed based on their credibility, experience, incorruptibility and proven integrity.
Tukur said: “don’t give job to who wants the job, give the job to those the job wants.”
He said politics should be built on the virtues of justice, equity and fairness to deepen the country’s democracy.
Tukur said that if he was allowed, as PDP national chairman, to lead the party in the March/April general elections, the party would have won.
He said that he would not leave the PDP for another political party at 80, just because it lost the elections, adding that in a democracy, there must be a ruling party and an opposition party.
Source: Daily Trust