Former Head of State and presidential candidate for the Congress for Progressive Change, Major-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), said on Monday that unless there was fairness and justice in the conduct of the 2015 presidential elections, there would be violence in the country.
Speaking while receiving party supporters from Niger State in his Kaduna office, Buhari said in a situation whereby the next general elections was rigged, the scenario would be like that of a hound and a dog engaged in a battle of survival.
He stated that he would re-consider whether he would contest the 2015 presidential election if his party organised itself ahead of the presidential elections. “That was what I told those who have visited me in the past but the press wrote that I said I have changed my mind about re-contesting,” he added.
The former military leader, who spoke in Hausa, also accused the Federal Government of being behind the spate of bombings in the country.
He said, “I will like to quote Prof. Ango Abdullahi that said there are three Boko Harams including the original one led by Muhammed Yusufu who was killed and his supporters tried to take revenge in attacking the law enforcement agencies and politicians.
“There is another developed Boko Haram of criminals who steal and kill while the biggest Boko Haram is the Federal Government.
“God willing by 2015, something will happen. They either conduct a free and fair election or they go a very disgraceful way.”
Speaking on the security challenges in the country, the CPC leader said, “Since the leaders now don’t listen to anybody but does whatever they wish, there is nothing the North can do.”
On the recent fuel subsidy probe, Buhari said the current leadership of the country had destroyed the petroleum industry, adding, “These kind of things can only happen under the type of Nigeria’s current leadership. No where in the world can such things happen now and no where in the world can government increase the cost of petroleum product with more than 120 per cent, it is most insensitive.
“Beside the air people breath, the next important thing to them is petroleum products.
“Unfortunately for me, I know more about petroleum industry than others in government because I was there for over three years as a leader. We started with Port Harcourt refinery producing 60,000 barrels per day. It was upgraded to 100,000 barrels per day. Another one was built there also in Port Harcourt producing over 150,000 barrels making a total of 250,000 barrels per day, slated purely on Nigeria crude.
“I personally asked the owner to sign the contract for Warri and Kaduna refineries, at 100, 000 barrels each; more than 20 depots and there was even a time we were exporting a 100,000 barrels per day of refined products but this current leadership have destroyed the industry.”