Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari has made a promise to liberate those displaced by the activities of Boko Haram.
“People in Baga and others will be liberated, returned to their homes and will see a government that is genuinely concerned about the people.”
General Buhari spoke today while addressing thousands of his admirers at a rally in Maiduguri today, Buhari acknowledged the economic difficulties facing the North East region, saying that the Buhari/APC goal was to be a catalyst for meaningful change in the region.
“The young men and women that followed the convoy sweating, they should be gainfully employed—that, is APC’s priority.”
He said that as the former governor of the North Eastern State, he appreciates
his close ties to the region, and expressed his deep concern for those
displaced by the terrorist group Boko Haram.
“I can trace my roots here (Maiduguri), and my relatives are still in Kukawa. I was also lucky to be here once as governor of the North Eastern State.”
General Buhari who was accompanied by several members of the APC, including governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state, Chief Audu Obeh and the host Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima was welcome by enthusiastic crowd.
People lined the streets of Maiduguri, displayed trees with APC flag to cheer Buhari as he made his way through the city. Many of his supporters ran after the cars chanting support for the
Buhari had earlier paid a courtesy visit on the Emir of Borno, Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi, at his palace.