Monday, April 19, 2021

2019: Buhari no longer confident, doesn’t deserve re-election – Secondus

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The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, has observed that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, is running a broken government, saying that “with poor performance, Buhari does not deserve re-election.

Mr Secondus, who made the observation through one of his media aides, Shehu Yusuf-Kura, on Tuesday, said Mr Buhari’s “contradictory comments in London” shows that the president is no longer confident whenever it comes to issues of 2019 elections.

“In fact, if President Buhari had done well in office; if his government had not wrecked our economy; if his government had not damaged our national unity, resulting in the daily blood-letting in our country; if his administration had not betrayed the people and failed in delivering even the littlest of his campaign promises, I can assure you that he (Buhari) would not be afraid of any opponent,’’ said he.

Speaking on Mr Buhari’s fight against corruption, the PDP chair noted that, “They are fighting corruption at the level of rhetoric and propaganda, crucifixion, probing, and criminalization of the last government.

‘’So fighting corruption is not a strong point of this government. There is also the perceived incompetence. They said Nigeria is out of recession.

‘’That is theoretical because in terms of reality, people have not seen the evidence that Nigeria is out of recession.

“Even among its supporters you hear comments like the ‘president is not strong on economic management and foreign affairs. I cannot see the indices of economic achievement.

“It kept blaming PDP for its own failure. Anybody can find an excuse for his or her failure. Nigerians did not elect the government to make excuses for its inability to deliver or develop the country.

“You have no business offering yourself for service if you are going there to be giving excuses.

“Look at Boko Haram, is it PDP government that is making them look helpless and incompetent in addressing the problem? Was it PDP that asked them to announce and boast that Boko Haram had been technically defeated?

“Insecurity is everywhere, you cannot travel in the night from Kano to Zaria, or Kaduna to Abuja, and lives are being lost on a daily basis in Zamfara and other places.

“What they have done clearly defeats their claim of degrading Boko Haram, which they claim as one of their strong points.

“Within a year, the government took delivery of a lot of weapons from the US, which lifted sanctions on the ban of sale of weapons to Nigeria in the belief and conviction that this was what was needed.

“It voted N120 billion for procurement of weapons from the Trump Administration to fight Boko Haram.

“In less than a year, you are again asking for another $1billion after telling us that Boko Haram had been technically defeated.

“However, Boko Haram is still strong and resurgent. It has not been defeated except in the imagination of the APC government.”

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