Nigeria’s President-elect, General Muhammad Buhari of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has stated that the party’s manifesto is prone to change as it is not carved on a stone and is neither a Bible nor a Qu’ran.
Buhari made this assertion during an interactive session with newsmen on Television Continental (TVC) on Friday, April 24, 2015.
Buhari said, “I would ask Nigerian political observers to study our manifesto; it is not a Bible or Quran which you can’t change. Our manifesto was made by very experienced Nigerians but it’s subject to modification.
“It took several months to arrive at it, so whatever we said in our manifesto, people must accept the fact that we have to modify it.
“On my choice for ministerial appointment; my party has a role to play, but most importantly we need seasoned technocrat, people of professional and personal integrity.”
Earlier during the presidential campaigns, the party made a handful of promises promising to make the country a better place if they won the elections.
Among many other promises, the APC promised to curb the activities of the Boko HAram insurgents as soon as they assume office thereby providing a more secure environment to ensure a peaceful co-existence among citizens devoid of fear.
The President-elect who was a former military head of state also commended President Jonathan for conceeding defeat and calling him moments before the final results were announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He said, “What the President did by calling me even before the announcement by INEC, shows a remarkable statesmanship and that has stabilized the politics of this country.”
Reacting to Buhari’s statement, the National Coordinator of a group, Lawyers For Change, Adesina Ogunlana, said that Buhari’s earlier promise contradicts his promise before the general elections adding that he should not take Nigerians for granted.