The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has promised to ensure stable power supply and expand the nation’s economy if elected as the president on February 14.

Buhari said this at the Government Secondary School in Calabar, Cross River State, while addressing a mammoth crowd that had come to receive the APC Presidential Campaign train on Wednesday in continuation of his tour of states in the South-South geo-political zone.

This came just as the Director-General of Buhari Campaign Organisation and Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, urged the electorates in the geo-political zone to vote out President Goodluck Jonathan because he did not deserve re-election.

Buhari said his policies would discourage people from stealing when voted into power.

He also said the power sector would be stabilised in order to resuscitate dying industries in the country.

“If you go down memory lane during the period of regional governments, the leaders then used to allocate 43 per cent of the budget to education and that is why their names will never be forgotten. We will try to secure our country; we will ensure industries are resuscitated.

“Our industries are dying and will continue to die unless we get the issue of power supply correct. We will resuscitate our industries,” he added.

Buhari added that he would bring about the development of the agricultural sector to reduce unemployment in the country.

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  1. Sounds like an empty promise. How will he stabilise the electricity supply?
    What is the root cause? Poor maintenance, insufficient capacity, inadequate supply routes, energy costs, corruption or ineptitude?
    By stating what he believes are the causes of the issue we can judge if he really has an understanding or its some vague promise – to be broken – by a politician.

    Is also sounds populist. Profitable companies include generator running costs as part of their model. My opinion is that funding (under-investment) is the limiter for business and that needs to be traced back to the Banks and the Nigerian central bank and its policies.


    • …my dear friend u have touched on what is grating my veins…to be honest i used to be an apologist of GEJ…WHY?…He promised us steady power supply but failed to deliver…then when he was fooled on the peace agreement for chibok girls he lost all respects i had for him…that i am backing GMB today is not because i love him but because i want to see if an alternative source can deliver…if GMB can deliver he will become a hero but if not he will face the same feelings that many people especially from my part of Nigeria (s/w) have towards GEJ right now…

      Now,as to whether Buhari has a DEEP understanding of what he is talking about is no basis for not prefering him to GEJ….many reasons…1…he is to implement a party manifesto put together not by him only but with a group which include experts some of whom have even better knowledge,facts and figures than him. 2…he never gave any promise on power like GEJ did when he was around first time (less than 2yrs compared to GEJ’S 6yrs…..

      Are election promises no matter how much down to earth not supposed to have some element of populism?…i don’t think its a point for discounting his promise either.I reserve my comments on most of your last paragraph…


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