After 24 years of ruling Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the incumbent government of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has nothing to show for it, says Vice Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Sen. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed.
Naija News reports that Datti made the assertion shortly after a town-hall meeting with party stakeholders and supporters in Minna, Niger State capital on Sunday (today). The politician charged citizens of the state and Nigerians at large to not listen to the ‘deceit’ of the opposition parties who according to him, use religion and tribal sentiments to cause hatred amongst the electorates. Datti noted that if the previous and incumbent government had done well, Nigeria will not be in this devastating state. He lamented the rising insecurity, corruption as well as other challenges that have bedevilled the country under the APC-leg administration. ”If the APC and the PDP are better after 24 years combined of governance, why are we still witnessing the challenges we are facing? Nigerians, it’s time to take back our country,” the LP VP candidate noted. Reacting to some Presidential candidates and religious leaders in Nigeria who are allegedly telling their members to vote along religious and tribal divides, Datti urged Nigerians to vote for Peter Obi and himself, ignoring such persons to save the country from disintegration. “I urge you to ignore such people and vote for credibility, competence, character, equity, fairness and justice to save Nigeria from disintegration,” Datti reiterated. While urging Nigerians to get their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) ready and troop out en masse to vote out politicians who have outlived their usefulness in the 2023 general elections, Datti warned the citizens not to fall for the antics of the other candidates. He said: “When politicians who have nothing to cover up their lies and lack of ideas to resolve the mileage of problems Nigeria is facing, they will look for anything to create confusion, religion and tribalism come handy hence Nigerians should not fall for their antics.” Naija News understands that Datti’s comment was coming after the end of a major meeting by the Coalition of Support Groups for the Obi-Datti in Niger state on how to plan and mobilize people to come out when the Presidential campaigns hit the state. Speaking, the Niger state Coordinator of the Coalition of Support Groups for Peter Obi and Ahmed Datti, Habila Daniel Dikko noted the need for improved sensitization of the people to ensure Peter Obi emerges as President by 2023.
This article was originally published on Naija News