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President Buhari Condems Political Killing In Rivers by Ene33(m): 9:17pm On Mar 15, 2016
Buhari condemns political violence in Rivers





President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday condemned the recent political violence in Rivers, saying the killing of people over political differences was primitive, barbaric and unacceptable.

A statement issued in Abuja by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, noted that the President made this known at an interactive session with Nigerians living in Equatorial Guinea.

Buhari warned that “henceforth, government would deal decisively with perpetrators and sponsors of violence, irrespective of their status in the society.

“Violence in any form will no longer be tolerated before, during or after elections.”



On the possibility of allowing Nigerians abroad to vote in future elections, the President said that the Independent National Electoral Commission would be encouraged to explore it in the 2019 general elections.

While noting that some African countries had started allowing their citizens resident abroad to vote in national elections, Buhari said that he fully empathised with the desire of Nigerians in the diaspora to vote in national elections.

He, therefore, pledged to do all within his powers to fulfill that desire, adding that “I want all Nigerians to know that I respect them and their right to choose their leaders.”

The President, who was responding to complaints over the absence of direct flights from Nigeria to Equatorial Guinea said that establishing a new national airline was not currently on Federal Government’s list of priorities.

He declared that his administration’s main area of focus now was reducing the level of poverty in the country.

He added that developing the required infrastructure to boost production in all sectors of the economy and creating more jobs for young Nigerians, as well as other actions that would directly improve the living conditions of ordinary Nigerians would continue to be prioritised by his administration.

The President, however, assured that his administration’s war against corruption would remain relentless.

“We will be relentless in pursuing all those who abused public trust.

“Nigerians will see how some of the elite conspired to run the nation down.”

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Re: President Buhari Condems Political Killing In Rivers by immortalcrown(m): 9:19pm On Mar 15, 2016
Na who go condemn the political killing of the economy? Na who go condemn the killings by fulani herdsmen?
Re: President Buhari Condems Political Killing In Rivers by Opinedecandid(m): 9:40pm On Mar 15, 2016
Could President Buhari also condemn nomadic killings by fulani herdsmen?
Re: President Buhari Condems Political Killing In Rivers by mackhunter77: 10:36pm On Mar 15, 2016
Opinedecandid:
Could President Buhari also condemn nomadic killings by fulani herdsmen?
I'm seriously in doubt of that....besides, Boko Haram insurgency has now been so downplayed like the LASSA FEVER saga

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