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PDPs 16-year rule is a nasty experience, says Buhari

Published by The Nation on Fri, 30 Jan 2015

THE presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), urged Nigerians yesterday to reject the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the next election for failing the nation.Buhari, who said this during his campaign rally at Mapo Hall, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital yesterday, described 16 years of PDP governance as nasty.Flanked by the partys national leaders, who addressed a crowd of supporters and residents, Buhari said insecurity and corruption were the hallmark of the PDP governance.He said the vices and many others that characterised the PDP government had brought untold hardship to Nigerians.His words: The 16 years experience of the PDP is a very nasty experience. The insecurity, corruption, destruction of infrastructure, among others, particularly at the centre, have brought a great suffering to Nigerians. We must vote PDP out.They spent over $20 billion on power, yet we have no power. Their governance has made Nigerians poorer.The APC presidential candidate said he was convinced that Oyo State people were ready for change.He urged the electorate to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC), go to the polling centre early enough on election days and stay back to ensure they monitored their votes.Buhari promised to develop other sectors of the economy, including agriculture, by specifically paying attention to cocoa and other farm produce.He also promised to develop mining, promote small-scale industries, provide security and focus on youth development through job creation, if elected.Earlier, the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, praised Nigerians for enduring President Goodluck Jonathans administration for six years.He said the APC government would develop all sectors of the economy to allow Nigerians to realise their potential.He said Nigerians should vote for the APC candidates in the election, having experienced true transformation under the leadership of Governor Abiola Ajimobi in the last three and a half years.He also urged the electorate to get to the polling units early and monitor their votes.Go and collect your PVCs to enable you vote PDP out. It is your possession. Dont let poll robbers rob us again. Jonathan has ruined our economy. He came and said he did not have shoes. We have bought shoes, shirts and ties for him now. Enough is enough.For six years, he gave us excuses that there is no money; it is time for him to go. And again, we have somebody here whose tenure has witnessed an unprecedented development in the history of Oyo State. Ajimobi has performed very well.So on the day of the elections, get to the polling centres early enough, vote and record the voter card number, and wait till they count your votes. With your support, we shall send PDP packing, Tinubu said.The partys National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, led the crowd to reject efforts to postpone the February election. He also led them to reject interim Federal Government.All those who have ears, let them hear. And for those who have eyes, let them see. A word is enough for the wise, he said.He presented the partys flag to the state governor, who is also the partys governorship candidates.Ajimobi quoted the late famous British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, saying:We do not know whether if we change, things will improve; but for things to improve, we must change. I, therefore, urge you to turn out in large numbers on the day of election to vote out PDP and vote for APC at all levels,.Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola said Nigerians were now wiser and would not again fall for Jonathans shoeless sloganeering of 2011.Jonathan was also here (Mapo Hall) before our visit today and without any doubt, we cannot compare this crowd from the airport, to the scanty crowd that witnessed his campaign. The large presence of Yoruba here today is an indication that we have embraced change.Yorubas have signed for change. Four years ago, he (Jonathan) said he had no shoes; we have bought enough shoes for him now. Let him retire home and leave us to repair the damage he had done in the last six years, he said.Also speaking, Rivers State Governor, who is also the Director General of the partys presidential campaign, Rotimi Amaechi, said that it was intriguing that Jonathan could go to the South-South and tell the people that he did not do anything in the zone as alleged.He punctured criticism of Buharis age, saying a younger Jonathan had been unable to deliver, hence the need for a more experienced person to take over management of the affairs of the country.Age comes with experience. If a 57-year-old man was given the opportunity for six years and yet proved incapable of fixing the country, we need the experience of a 72-year- old man.They said $20 billion oil money was missing. But the President said it was $10 billion; yet they could not trace it. It is mere fiction for him to say that he wants to create 20 million jobs. This is somebody who could not create one million jobs in six years. What miracle does he want to perform' That is what they call fiction, he said.For the umpteenth time, Odigie-Oyegun warned against the rumoured postponement of the general elections and the enthronement of an interim government.Also present on the occasion were Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole; the partys former Interim National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande; a former governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Deputy National Chairman (South) Chief Segun Oni as well as Buharis running mate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.They were received by crowd, who endured about six hours of standing.Popular Fuji maestro, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, thrilled the crowd all through the day.The train moved to the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade 1 and Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi 111 after the rally.The post PDPs 16-year rule is a nasty experience, says Buhari appeared first on The Nation.]]>
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