National leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) and Senator Bola Tinubu, yesterday said that the party has the capacity to rescue Nigeria from her present security challenges.

The APC leaders, who condemned the federal government?s ineptitude to tame the Boko Haram insurgents, urged Nigerians to join ?broom revolution? to restore peace to the country.

Speaking in Ado-Ekiti yesterday during the presentation of the governorship flag to Dr Kayode Fayemi and unveiling of manifesto for the June 21 governorship poll, Gen. Buhari said it was rather saddening and grievous to see ?the blood of innocent Nigerians being shed by insurgents.

Decrying ?the rising spate of bloodletting in the country, the former head of state posited ?that the APC has competent hands to turn around the fortunes of the country, particularly at this critical period when the nation is at crossroads.

?APC has competent hands to steer the ship of the nation. It is a party I believe and have conviction that can bring Nigeria out of its present situation?, Buhari said.

Lending his voice to the issue, Tinubu said ?APC is the cure to Nigeria?s headache in the areas of ?unemployment, killings, ineptitude and in Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi is the Doctor.

?I don?t have to sell Fayemi to you again because his landmark achievements in all ?facets have shown his values. ?I commend you for standing by our party, but this can only manifest if you refuse to sell your votes or be bought over by the PDP on the day of election.

?You have nothing to fear ?on the day of election. No police or soldier can intimidate you because it is we Nigerians that pay their salaries. The June 21 election is an opportunity for you to show to the PDP that it has been rejected by Nigerians?.

Others who spoke at the event held at Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado included the national chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande and the governors under the platform of Progressive Governors? Forum.

Speaking on behalf of the Progressive ?Governors? Forum, Imo State governor, Rochas ?Okorocha ?said their support for Fayemi was borne out of the solid and enduring legacies he has laid in Ekiti in the last four years.

Okorocha, who lamented the level of carnage in the northern part of the country, said ?Nigerians must reject the PDP in all elections. When the wicked are in power, the people will suffer but when the righteous are there, the people rejoice.

?If not for the fact that Fayemi has signified interest to be governor of Ekiti State, he is qualified to be governor anywhere in the country?, he said.

In his acceptance speech, Governor Fayemi, who commended the people for their support, said Ekiti cannot afford to impose mediocrity on itself ?in the name of politics, expressing confidence that he will triumph over his challengers in the June 21 poll.

Fayemi said, ?What we have been able to achieve in this first term arenot my achievements alone; they are yours as well. ?In the past close four years, what we have seen are the first fruits of what can happen when we pull together and work together. By the grace of God and with your invaluable help, we are once again lifting the flag of our great party to run in the gubernatorial race, and we are confident you will give us your vote.

?Elections are choices and as we prepare for the polls to be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014, it is important that we understand that the elections will go beyond merely choosing between people or parties?.


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