Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mohammadu Buhari has threatened to back out of the Abuja peace accord if the political allies of president Goodluck Jonathan continue with their insults and verbal attacks on his person.
He also warned that no one should regard his patriotic commitment to maintaining national peace for weakness. He stressed that neither president Jonathan nor his aides have the monopoly for the “flagrant breaches to the Abuja Peace Accord.”
Buhari’s reaction followed the recent actions of Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose whom he said wished him dead in a paid advertorial. He also said that the Director-General of the People’s Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization (PDPPCO) had also attacked him severally over his academic qualifications.
Speaking in a press conference in Abuja Wednesday, Buhari through the Director, Media, Information Management Directorate of his Support Organization, Dr. Chidi Maduekwe said that it was time the presidential allies stopped the attack.
“We are all witness to the recent postponement of 2015 elections by INEC on the grounds that security chiefs could not guarantee security at polls,” Maduekwe said.
“While the postponement may have been within the constitutional window, the excuse on security seemed not quite germane. This sudden shift became acceptable to us for the sake of the overall interest for national peace . Our teeming supporters were urgently appealed to maintain calm with the assurances that six weeks will soon pass by as if it were just six days.
“Regrettably, following this postponement, PDP government acting in cohort with the close aides and associates of Mr. President have been falling head over hills among themselves as they compete on who delivers most acidic insult, abuse, incendiary words and inflammatory remarks on our revered Presidential candidate , General Muhammadu Buhari.
“These actions are all in breach of the Abuja Peace Accord jointly signed by all the presidential candidates. This is totally unacceptable and consequently we cannot continue to guarantee the tolerance limit of our teeming supporters nationwide who are daily being inundated with death wish commentaries on the person of General Muhammadu Buhari.
“It has become imperative to ask Mr. President to rein in his aides if he must be seen to walk his talk that, his ambition is not worth any spill of human blood . His aides and associates are disingenuously currently working at cross purposes to this his favorite cliché by daily fanning the ambers of hate, pursuance of death wish and even going as far as stalking of GMB outside shores of this country.
“The memories of a nearly successful assassination attempt on the life of GMB is still fresh in our mind . Our patience, our meekness, our prayerfulness and our patriotic commitment to maintaining the national peace should not be misconstrued for weakness.
“Let it be stated clearly that Mr. President’s aides and political associates do not possess the monopoly for flagrant breaches to the Abuja Peace Accord .The hour has come to henceforth disallow these psychopathic sociopaths that have taken over the megaphone of Mr. President and tell them in very clear terms that enough is enough. We are ready to rise to the occasion to take down any unwarranted, baseless and inflammatory condemnation shot in our direction henceforth.
“We call on Mr. President to show full commitment to the terms and conditionality of the Abuja Peace Accord jointly entered into and rein in his aides and political associates from further infuriating commentaries, hate speeches and to stop over heating the polity with their incendiary remarks,” he said.