Friday, November 14, 2014

APC, presidential aspirants tell President Jonathan to prepare handover notes

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday took a swipe at President Goodluck Jonathan and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying that the President actually danced on the graves of innocent children, who were killed by the Boko Haram sect a day before his declaration and asking him to prepare his handover note as the end of administration is imminent.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, who recently defected from the ruling PDP to the APC, while speaking in Benin City, the Edo State capital, at the sixth anniversary of the Governor Adams Oshiomhole administration, described President Jonathan as a "complete failure and a disappointment to Nigerians."

His words: "I accepted to join the movement for change in Nigeria being championed by the APC because the government at the centre has failed, and the objective of the change movement is to provide Nigerians with uninterrupted power supply and improved infrastructure.

"What we have at the moment is not a government but a cabal that has hijacked the resources of the people for its selfish interest. Nigerians should not be deceived again. It has been proven that the PDP will not provide good governance. What Nigerians need is good governance no matter where the person who would provide it comes from."

Also speaking, former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the APC, Senator Bola Tinubu, charged Nigerians to use their votes to liberate the country from the PDP's imposed poverty in 2015.

He reiterated the party's call for President Jonathan to resign, or the APC would sweep him out of office in the forthcoming polls, as insurgents are gradually taking over Nigeria under his leadership.

Tinubu wondered why the president would still go ahead with his declaration for the presidential election on Tuesday when he should have been mourning the death of over 47 students who were bombed in Potiskum, Yobe State, a day before his declaration.

"Jonathan danced on the blood of the Yobe school children when he went ahead with his declaration for the 2015 presidential election yesterday (Tuesday) in Abuja. Insurgents are taking over parts of Nigeria; who is responsible? How can soldiers who stake their lives fighting the insurgents be rounded up and sentenced to death? Jonathan must resign. If he fails to resign, we will sweep him away," Tinubu said.

On his part, Oshiomhole, who warned against rigging in the next elections, said any attempt by the PDP-led federal government to use the military to rig the polls would be resisted.

Former Head of State, General Muhmmadu Buhari and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, who also addressed the crowd, urged Nigerians to sustain the momentum that brought the APC to power in Edo State and extend same to the rest of the country including the centre.

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