by Segun Odeleye
As Nigerians count down to the 2015 general elections, one man whose every move is being closely monitored to check for signs on whether he still has an interest in running for the highest office in the land is Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. After three failed attempts, it is unclear if Buhari is ready to throw his hat into the ring once again.
Recent developments however seem to suggest that the retired general still harbours the hope of flying his party’s flag and squaring off against the incumbent Pres. Goodluck Jonathan in the February 14, 2015 election. Buhari has been contributing to national issues through opinion pieces syndicated on several newspapers and websites and he has been adopting a more conciliatory approach in his dealings with other politicians.
On Friday, he was in Zamfara where he inaugurated a 75-kilometre road linking four local government areas in Zamfara.
The inauguration of the road was part of activities marking the third year anniversary of Governor Abdulaziz Yari’s administration.
Buhari said the construction of the road would facilitate economic activities in the area. He also urged the people to support the All Progressives Congress, APC, saying the party was poised to improve the wellbeing of Nigerians.
Earlier in his address, Mr. Yari said the road was constructed at the cost of over N7 billion and would enable farmers in the area to engage in large scale farming and the opportunity to transport their produce to markets in urban areas.