The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari has made it clear that he has no intention of subjecting the Nigeria military and other arms of government to probes if elected president in the February 14 election.
General Buhari, through a statement today, signed by the Directorate of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, Garba Shehu said that his administration would decisively deal with all cases of impunity and corruption, no matter who is involved.
The statement further reiterated Buhari’s stance that “when elected into office in February, the era of impunity will be over for the rogues. But there is no time for engaging in probes or witch hunts.”
It also quoted Buhari as saying that he was passionately concerned about the conditions of the armed forces at the moment.
General Buhari lamented that despite huge budgetary allocations, the government of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has failed to effectively deal with security threats, including the Boko Haram terrorism.
The statement reads in part: “What he (Buhari) said at every given opportunity is that he is keenly interested in knowing what has gone wrong, if any, with the army that he knew. When he has access to them as Commander-in-Chief, he will like to hear from his commanders what are the problems they are dealing with so that they can be solved.”
“In a democracy such as ours, all institutions of government, including the armed forces, are accountable. No country can achieve results in its counter-terrorism efforts when there is no transparency in the management of huge resources for the purpose.
“He (General Buhari) will reinvigorate the armed forces and restore their rapidly evaporating morale.” [myad]