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Nobody Can Manipulate Buhari, Says Ex-IGP, Coomassie

Posted: May 11, 2015 at 6:03 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Augustine Adah Lagos


The Chairman, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Ibrahim Coomassie, has said that it would be difficult for anyone or groups to think they can manipulate or n control the incoming administration of Gen. Muhamamdu Buhari (rtd) as alleged in some quarters.

Coomassie, in a telephone interview with Daily Independent, maintained that Nigeria is changing and people voted for change, “so it is unthinkable for anybody to say that Buhari would be caged by the party leadership. I doubt if people understand what they are saying about Buhari.”

Speaking further, he explained that in the last presidential elections, the people of South-east and South-south did not vote for Buhari, while the votes of South-west were divided, “but the North voted overwhelmingly for him. Judging from the voting pattern in the last elections, it is difficult for anybody to think of controlling the next administration.”

According to him, Buhari who was a military Head of State and contested presidential elections three times before winning the fourth attempt has the pedigree of ruling the country effectively without being made a stooge of any person or group.

The former Inspector General of Police urged those making statements that will not help the incoming administration to desist and give the President-elect time to choose those that will work with him as from May 29.

“The incoming administration will succeed following the numerous supports enjoyed during the last general elections and I  enjoined people to demonstrate further patience with the incoming government. I have no doubt over the success of Buhari led administration based on the enormous support it enjoyed from Nigerians during the last elections.”

On the part of Arewa, he reiterated the determination of the socio cultural organisation to support the incoming administration to succeed in providing dividends of democracy to the people.

“We have been yearning for a change that will bring down insecurity in the zone, reduce corruption and bring employment to the teeming unemployed youths, so we will give our support to the incoming administration in its effort to find solution to myriads of problems facing the country.”

He also urged Nigerians to see Buhari as President of the entire country and not a particular party. “Those who are seeing him as President of a particular party are missing it, because now that he has won the election, he remains the leader of the whole country and not a particular party, race or tribe. What the country needs at the moment is peace and we all must join force with the government to ensure that the entire country remain peaceful every time,” he added.