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Don’t Stampede Buhari – PAC

Posted: Jul 8, 2015 at 2:28 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Ejikeme Omenazu, Lagos

NIGERIANS have been urged not to put President Muhammadu under pressure over his pace of governance, but should be patient with him as he studies the situation on ground to provide democracy dividends to them.

Reacting to criticisms trailing his style of governance, the Police Assistance Committee (PAC), stated that as a former Head of State, who had served the country in various capacities, Buhari should be allowed to follow his judgment in administering the country as a democratically elected leader.

Speaking through a statement issued by its Director General, Martins John-Oni, in Lagos on Wednesday July 8, 2015, PAC stressed that with his wealth of experience, Buhari would rule the nation better, and as such, should not be stampeded.

He stressed that based on his antecedent as a meticulous and upright leader, Buhari is not given to frivolities and cannot deceive Nigerians who voted him into power.

John-Oni, who was addressing the PAC executive members at a training session in Lagos, stated that Buhari at his age and strong determination to lead the country right, would want to guard against making avoidable mistakes in taking actions that would have lasting impact on Nigerians, adding that patience usually brings good result.

John-Oni disagreed with those accusing Buhari of having a Northern agenda based on the few appointments he had made so far, while expressing deep confidence in him as a detribalised Nigerian who would reflect federal character as the constitution demanded in making appointments into public offices.

The PAC boss also gave kudos to the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, over his efforts to effectively deploy the police for internal security operations since coming on board.

He urged Arase to come up with more strategies that would enable the PAC members and similar bodies to keep passing useful and timely information to all police formations nationwide in addressing internal security issues.