Following the spate of suicide bombings in the country and the attendant deaths, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. John Oyegun yesterday accused President Goodluck Jonathan of abandoning Nigerians for selfish political gains.
He said it was unfortunate that the president would find time to stage a public declaration for his re-election when he was yet to provide succour to the victims of Boko Haram mayhems in the north east.
Speaking on the state of the nation during a world press conference in Abuja, the APC chairman said that the 2015 election would be decided on the character and leadership qualities of the Nigerian President. He then urged Nigerians to disregard the President’s call for re-election.
He stated that having failed to deliver in its promises to Nigerians in the last 16 years it has been in power, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has nothing to offer to the people anymore.
His words: “Two days ago, you heard President Goodluck Jonathan announce himself as the candidate of the PDP and asked Nigerians for another four years as President. You heard a lot of claims, misrepresentations and voodoo statistics, none of which can stand the barest scrutiny. Disregard them!
“You heard excuses for failure to fix basic infrastructure, arrest unprecedented levels of corruption and halt the march of terrorists daily inching nearer all of us. You heard promises that sound familiar because you have heard them all before since his six (6) years of President Jonathan.
“Do not give the party that has savaged Nigeria in the last 16 years an opportunity to finally finish off our dear nation. The PDP cannot deliver on any of the same promises it has failed to honour in over a decade and a half in power.”