The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has said that his government would be willing to investigate the military hierarchy as a way of tackling the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East, if elected.
Abubakar said this at a town hall meeting tagged: ‘’The Candidates”, organised by the MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with NTA and DARIA media on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said that his government would not hesitate to deal with any senior officer who failed in his duty after being adequately funded by his government.
“We cannot continue to accept that kind of situation whereby commanders lose lives, lose equipment to terrorists and then nothing happens to them,’’ he said.
The PDP presidential also said that he would be willing to investigate the report of Amnesty International indicting the military on allegations of genocide.
He also said he would address growing unemployment in the country if elected in the Feb. 16 poll saying said Nigeria needed a pro-business and private sector-driven leadership to create jobs for its 21 million unemployed citizens.
He stressed the need for government to invest more in education and health sectors as well as to bring in more private investors to compliment governments programmes in the health sector.
He said that if re-elected he would resend a bill to the National Assembly to prosecute any government at any level that managed education funds.
Asked if he would accept the outcome of the forthcoming presidential election if he lost, Abubakar said “that why not, if the election is credible?”