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“We Will Give You A Run For Your Money”, Makarfi Tells Buhari | The Precision

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Nigeria’s opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it will continue to provide opposition roles by giving President Muhammadu Buhari a run for his money.

 

Chairman of the party’s caretaker committee, Ahmed
Makarfi, said this on
Friday during a meeting of his party and All Progressives Congress (APC)
leaders with the president.
Mr Makarfi assured the President of his party’s
willingness to work with him in ways that will strengthen Nigeria’s
unity and “rebuild bridges of our beautiful relationships that seem to
be cracking at the moment”.
“We are poised to
play its role as an opposition “energetically, vibrantly, but very
decently and with all sense of responsibility.
“This we shall do by giving you a good run for your money and constantly
keeping you on your toes as we all strive to make this country better.
“We
identify with, and will continue to support the fight against terrorism
as well as other crimes that have sneaked into our consciousness like
kidnapping and banditry, as well as farmers/herdsmen clashes and other
crimes camouflaged as such and all other anti-social vices that slow
down our nation’s wheels of progress.
“We also offer our support
for the fight against corruption and appeal that the institutions
saddled with this onerous task be given a necessary encouragement and
independence to do the right thing.”
Makarfi further urged the
president to show “greater respect” to court decisions as well as for
the fundamental rights of Nigerians.
“There is no way we can have a
respectable voice in the comity of civilized nations until we rebuild
our institutions and imbue them with the necessary independence and
confidence that will improve both their visage and standing with the
citizenry,” he said.
“The government should lead the charge in
this regard by, especially, exhibiting greater respect to judicial
pronouncements as well as respecting the fundamental rights of all
Nigerians,” he said.
Source: The Precision

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