Why I’m the best man to fix Nigeria – Kabiru Turaki
Frontline PDP Presidential Aspirant, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, says he is the best person to fix a broken Nigeria if given the opportunity, saying his integrity, scholarship and leadership skills among other qualities stand him out in the crowd of Presidential contenders.
He was upbeat about his chances both at the PDP primary and at the Presidential election: “My chances are very high and as bright as you can imagine. What I have going for me is my integrity, credibility, experience, education, knowledge, age, dynamism and courage, the capacity to build bridges across the country and above all, the fear of God. People who know me from the ordinary Nigerian to the highly placed know that I am well tested and can be trusted with power.”
He said President Buhari’s popularity in the North has waned considerably, stressing that Buhari can no longer muster 12 million votes in the North “due to his dismal performance, deceitful propaganda of his government and ill-treatment of the people.
“The so-called 12 million voters the APC is laying claim in the North to would have been reduced drastically since 2015. How do you expect them to come out and aggregate votes up to that number for somebody who has been the architect of their current misfortune?”
He faulted the disposition of the APC government to fighting corruption: “Their definition of corruption is deliberately restrictive just as they exhibit impunity in selecting which order of courts or aspect of the rule of law to obey. Otherwise, how do you explain their claim that the alleged NYSC discharge certificate saga involving one of their top government officials is not corruption? Corruption is not about money alone which they are neck-deep in, but also includes PERVERSION OF INTEGRITY which is their hallmark. Nigerians know all these things.”
Turaki frowned at the claims of the Buhari government in the area of projects executed: “If you look at most of the projects they are laying claim to, they were projects established by PDP governments, especially the Jonathan Administration- from roads to railway, to airports rehabilitation and even the Treasury Single Account policy which is saving money for government. It was good that they themselves have reported at some point that the Abuja to Kaduna rail project had gone over 60 per cent before the Jonathan Administration handed over”.