Politics Tue, 31 Mar 2015

Nigeria needs social and political reforms – Kwesi Pratt

Mr. Kwesi Pratt Jr believes that strong social reforms are needed in Nigeria if the Boko Haram insurgents are to be defeated.

“Boko Haram is not a military problem. Boko Haram has various political and social dimensions. For as long as wealth is concentrated in the hands of foreigners and few people, there will continue to be disgruntlement within the Nigeria society and there will be a huge army of unemployed to be exploited by anybody. Therefore, strong social and political reforms are needed to substantially affect Boko Haram,” Mr. Kwesi Pratt stated.

Mr. Kwesi Pratt added that, the election so far has been the smoothest in recent time - a factor that appears to have played in the outcome.

Opposition leader, General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd), who has been a head of state under different circumstance three decades ago, closed in on a historic election victory, maintaining an immense lead in the vote count in Nigeria.

Election results so far declared by the chairman of the Independent Nigeria Electoral Commission (INEC) gives a strong indication that the Nigerian people are about to make big decisions.


General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd) is a 72-year-old Nigerian politician. He was Head of State of Nigeria from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985.

General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd) ran unsuccessfully for the presidency of Nigeria for three times in the years 2003, 2007 and 2011 elections.

In December last year, General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd) emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (apc).

General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd) born in December 1942, is a native of Daura in Katsina State, a Fulani ethnic background. His faith is Islam.

History records General Muhammadu Buhari as a firm leader.

Source: Dauda Mohammed Suru, the Insight
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