Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Fulfil N5,000 promise, Aisha Buhari begs APC

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has appealed to the leaders of the governing All Progressives Congress not to renege on their electoral promises to Nigerians.

Specifically, Mrs. Buhari called on the party to ensure that it fulfils its promises of paying N5,000 to
25 million unemployed Nigerians and giving school children one free meal a day.

Her call was contained in a three-paragraph statement made available to journalists on Tuesday by her media aide, Adebisi Ajayi.

The call came on the heels of the decision of the Senate to shut down a motion asking President Muhammadu Buhari to fulfil the party’s promise of paying unemployed Nigerians.

The President’s wife also asked Nigerians to be patient with the APC government.

She assured them that the change they had been yearning for had come to stay.

The statement read in part, “The wife of the President, Her Excellency Aisha Buhari, has appealed to the ruling All Progressives Congress, not to renege on its campaign promise of paying N5,000 to 25 million unemployed Nigerians and giving schoolchildren one free meal a day.”

“This comes after the senators from the party voted against the Senate moving a motion calling on the Presidency to pay the N5,000 allowance.”

Mrs. Buhari, who described the APC as a party of integrity, argued that since the party had assured Nigerians during the campaign that it would pay N5,000 each month to 25 million most vulnerable citizens, it should fulfil the promise.