President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed disbelief that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is hopeful of reclaiming power in 2019 despite allegedly plunging the country into untold hardship.

Speaking at an interactive session with community leaders at the Coronation Hall of the Kano Government House to round off his two-day visit to the state, he said Nigerians would not let treasury looters return to power.

He said: “Those who ruled Nigeria without vision and looted the nation’s treasury are the same people boasting that they will displace the APC government and return to office.

“We will wait and see, if they think Nigerians are ignorant. They have the guts of declaring their intention to reclaim office.”

The President cautioned the opposition to be ready to respond to questions from Nigerians on how they governed for 16 years without genuine development.

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it will be returning to power in 2019 because, in its view, the APC is not doing well.

Buhari said: “Public office holders involved in sharp malpractices would incur the wrath of God.

“Those assigned into public positions of trust were mortals, they will transit and appear before their creator to answer for the misdeeds carried out while holding forth the position entrusted in their care by the populace.

To the President, “it is infuriating that those tasked with the administration of criminal justice in Nigeria were detected to be engaged in criminal acts”.

“Diplomatic passports, huge amount of foreign and local currencies were found in the possession of a judge; how does this sound?”

Buhari also alleged that from 1999 to 2014, Nigeria exported over two million barrels of crude oil daily at the cost of 100 USD, the monies realised were squandered and looted.

"They failed to save for the future and this is where we are today."

He lamented that corruption and corrupt practices have assumed a frightening dimension and explained that the fight against corruption is the most difficult task of the present administration’s agenda.


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