- President Buhari has been urged by the Conference of Nigeria Political Party (CNPP) to rethink his decision to run for election in 2019
- The CNPP claims the current government has not met the aspirations of the people of the country
- The party also criticised the anti-corruption fight of the current administration
The Conference of Nigeria Political Party has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019, saying the current government has not been able to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people of the country.
According to CNPP, the government does not have concrete achievement to make the president “think of seeking re-election beyond the fact that re-contesting is a legal right, giving reasons why the President should not seek re-election.”
In a statement by Willy Ezugwu, its secretary general, the CNPP maintained that Nigeria should be thinking of electing a patriotic politician who understands economic dynamics and inclusive governance.
“It is disappointing that the president will choose to declare for a second term when the security of lives and property of Nigerians cannot be guaranteed.
“The president’s declaration of intention to run at this time is the height of insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians who are suffering under his administration as he has nothing concrete in terms of achievement to show Nigerians.
“Today, we can count businesses that have either collapsed or are operating under the worst economic condition in history of our dear country, with no single high profile conviction in his so-called anti-corruption war in three years.
“His anti-corruption campaign has obviously been turned into a blackmailing tool aimed at painting one political party black, while anyone accused of corruption that joins the All Progressives Congress (APC) automatically becomes a saint and must be protected to enjoy his loot. That is not war against corruption.
“Nigerians at this time should be moving with the global tide by thinking of electing a successful patriotic man or woman as president.
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“Re-electing the incumbent is to vote for continuity of failure as the first term in the office is usually the time to win the confidence of the electorate but Mr President has performed so woefully in security, nation building, provision of infrastructure, employment generation, name it to seek re-election. His government has failed all-round.
“We, as Nigerians, have experimented enough in the last three years. The hungry and jobless citizens can no longer endure, and cannot afford to see another four years of this failed administration after 2019,” the CNPP said.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, April 9, in Abuja declared his intention to seek re-election in 2019.
Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant on media and Publicity confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Monday.
He said that the president made the declaration at a closed-door meeting of the National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.
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