A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in the 2015 Enugu State election, Chief Maduka Onyishi, has expressed the confidence that President Muhammadu Buhari will stir the country out of its present economic doldrum.
Onyishi, who is also the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Peace Mass Transit/Peace Group of Companies, decamped from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and participated in the party’s just concluded registration and revalidation exercise in the South East zone.
The businessman said that he joined the APC because of its crusade against corruption and asserted that Buhari is the leader judging from precedence with the capacity to curb graft in the polity.
He told newsmen in Enugu at the weekend that he quit his membership of the PDP after 18 years of contributing to the build-up of the party because the system and Nigerians are gradually sitting up within the two years of President Buhari administration.
Onyishi added that under Buhari there are no longer sacred cows both within the political class and in the business turf.
His words: “We are talking of who can rule Nigeria, religion is not the issue. We want a man who can bring Nigeria on its toe. The worst problem with Nigeria is corruption. But today, nobody is exempted from being prosecuted. Nigerians are now fearing god and also fearing man. Initially, we have people who are making billions in business and drive private jets but does not pay even a million naira as tax’.
‘But this has changed. Today, there are less imports. All the loopholes are being blocked. The federal inland revenue is declaring more income because it is no longer business as usual. They will tell you there is recession but it is because we failed to save”.
Chief Maduka said he easily can recall how the military government in 1983/84 under President Buhari and late Tunde Idiagbon, invented and used ‘War Against Indiscipline (WAI) in restoring moral behaviour among Nigerians, stating the present administration under President Buhari is gradually doing that again. He pleaded with every Nigerian to give him the support.
On why he decided to quit PDP, Chief Onyishi said what pained him most as one of the pioneer members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and his membership of the party for 18 years is the dictatorial tendencies enforced by leaders of the party, instead of allowing the majority of the people to decide on their choice. He stressed that the All Progressives Congress, APC, has so far demonstrated that it allow the party members and electorates to decide who guns for an election.