Former Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has described his experience during the recent bomb blast in Kaduna as unfortunate and regrettable.
Buhari, who received members of the Women in Politics Forum (WIPF) at his residence in Abuja yesterday, narrated how he got converted as a democrat by the singular act of the break up of the Soviet Union which made him to abandon his addiction to the communist political system.
On why he contested for the presidency for a record three times, Buhari said he was not particularly bent on winning but that “my key interest is to uphold democracy in the country.”
The former Head of State who was made to speak directly to some young girls who accompanied the visiting women on political mentoring, expressed his desire and love for the unity of the country. [eap_ad_2] On the bomb attack, Buhari, who went down memory lane, recalled how he and other patriots fought during the civil war, surviving all the vagaries of the conflict.
According to him, it would have been a thing of regret if after surviving the war to bring the country back as one, he now got killed in a bomb blast during a peaceful period.
Speaking on the visit, a member of the women delegation and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sharon Ikeazor, said they decided to felicitate with Buhari over his narrow escape from the recent bomb attack in Kaduna under the auspices of the WIPF.
“We believe we are one Nigeria. The visit will serve to unify us rather than the old practice of segregating along party or ethnic lines,” she said.
On the delegation of the WIPF were Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Mrs. Josephine Anenih, Pauline Tallen and Labour Party, Women Leader. (Thisday)[eap_ad_3]