APC’s woeful performance enough to return PDP to power-Nnamani - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Monday, June 13, 2022

APC’s woeful performance enough to return PDP to power-Nnamani


A former Governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani, has said the woeful performance of the ruling All Progressive Congress, is enough to propel the opposition Peoples Democratic Party to victory in the 2023 general elections. 

Nnamani who is the current  Senator representing Enugu East in the Senate, said this while responding to questions on an Arise Television Station programme, in Abuja, yesterday. 

He said the abysmal performance of the ruling party since it took office in 2015 was enough for Nigerians to pass a vote of no confidence on the party and those who were in office on the party’s ticket. 

Nnamani said, “If we were under a parliamentary system of government, the APC would have received a vote of no confidence and be sacked for non performance while the PDP should take a bow and be elected to govern Nigeria”.

He listed the huge loans, rising unemployment, skyrocketed foreign exchange rates, inflation, insecurity, labour unrest, lack of infrastructure and resort to blame game; the trade mark of APC that have brought the nation’s economy to its knees. 

The PDP stalwart lamented that successive administrations at the federal level  have since jettisoned power rotation which traditionally recognized the South East Zone as one of the legs of the tripod in the power equation of the country.

 He expressed concern that the continued neglect of the South East Zone in the power equation was sending wrong signals that the region is unwanted in the Nigerian Union.

Going down memory lane, he said, “since Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe (Rtd), was eased out of number two position under Military President Ibrahim Babangida, no South Easterner has been considered for either the President or Vice President.

 “This is the dilemma of the Igbo man. We have been shortchanged in the leadership of Nigeria. This is not the nation our progenitors negotiated for. It is against the spirit of a Nigerian union where tribes and tongues may differ but in brotherhood we stand”.

The federal lawmaker who is being mentioned as one of those being considered as running mate to the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, expressed regret that the Igbo, in spite of their spread across the length and breadth of Nigeria and beyond are now pseudo minority on account of the tragic circumstances including but not limited to military incursion into government.

 “How can we (Ndigbo) be proud to belong to a Union where we cannot aspire or be considered for top positions.

”If 2023 passes without the South East being accommodated in the power arrangements, we would have to wait for the next 16 years and will be out of power reckoning for 40 years from 1999.” He queried. 

 Nnamani said the PDP now has a window of opportunity to correct the imbalance against the South East affirming that the zone has kept a clean slate and maintained political fidelity since 1999.

Source: Vanguard

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