The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released a statement to address recent reports that president-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari pledged to end Boko Haram insurgency within two months of being sworn into office, Vanguard reports.
This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja by Malam Garba Shehu, Director, Media and Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Organisation.
“The President-Elect is still waiting to be sworn in on May 29. After the ceremony, he would need time to study the security situation and plan strategically with the security chiefs as to the way forward.
“Time is of essence here. Therefore, President Buhari didn’t and wouldn’t peg the decimation of terrorism within two months.
“The General was unequivocal about cleansing Boko Haram from our land; he would do a good job of it by giving a final permanent push to rid Nigeria of unscrupulous elements,’’ the statement said.
The statement emphasized that there was no time frame assigned to eliminating terrorism in the country in Buhari’s interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Cable News Network (CNN).