- A former deputy governor of Plateau state, Pauline Tallen, says before Muhammadu Buhari came into power, there were bombings in various parts of Nigeria
- She says the president has the constitutional right as a Nigerian to seek re-election
- According to her, Nigeria would have been overrun by Boko Haram if not for Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari’s election in 2015 saved the country from being overrun by Boko Haram insurgents, a former minister of state for science and technology, Pauline Tallen, has said.
Tallen, who is a past deputy governor of Plateau state made the statement after receiving an award for courageous woman of substance and patriotic leadership by a news magazine at her Rayfield home in Jos, Daily Trust reports.
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She said: “Without his coming, not just the northeast, we would have been over-run by Boko Haram. People don’t remember that security is important, we were having bombs in various parts of this country.”
The former minister described Buhari’s recent declaration to seek re-election as a welcome development, noting that the president had the constitutional right as a Nigerian to seek re-election.
“God chooses leaders and if we are to be sincere and look at events, if God did not want President Buhari to be there, there is no way he would have defeated an incumbent president who had all the resources at his disposal. If God wants him to continue and complete the assignment He has given to him, then he will," she said.
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Meanwhile, Governor Rochas Okorocha has said that he will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari when the position of the presidency is zoned to the southeast.
The Cable reports that Okorocha spoke on Monday, April 16, when he hosted some political stakeholders at the state government house in Owerri.
The Imo state governor expressed optimism that like 2015, President Buhari will win the election in 2019.
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