Vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has said well-wishing Nigerians would not support the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), considering the state of the country.
PDP’s 16 years of democratic rule in Nigeria was halted by President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory over former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.
Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, said the Buhari-APC led administration had done more harm to the country and should not be voted to retain power in the February 16 presidential election.
“Only those who do not wish Nigeria well are still supporting the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC,” Peter Obi said in a roadshow in Awka, Anambra State.
According to him, “We have a country that is collapsing and it is up to Nigerians to know who to choose. Our country is now worse. The condition of Nigeria should worry everyone.”
Obi, who lamented the state of security and economy, said he is certain that people are not happy with the current Buhari government.
“We have a very bad record on insecurity. We have moved from number seven to number three on insecurity. After Afghanistan, it is Iraq and we are the number three and this shameful situation should worry all Nigerians.
He stated that the report by the Brookings Institution data of the World Poverty Clock which show that Nigeria now has over 87 million people living in poverty should worry everyone.
“We now have the highest number of poor people living on the surface of the earth in Nigeria and it should also worry all Nigerians.”
Obi assured the people of the state that a vote for the presidential candidate of the PDP Atiku Abubakar would amount to development for the country.
He called on Nigerians to participate in the February 16 presidential election to ensure a change in the country’s leadership.
“It is not about INEC, it is about the people. If the people say yes to a change of government, definitely they will get it. I have contested election here in Anambra before, INEC did not give it to me, but because the people were behind me, I was able to get it,” Obi said.
Credit: Guardian Nigeria