The South East zonal chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has described President Goodluck Jonathan as a man desperate to get re-elected in 2015 general elections by any means possible.
The party said the president’s desperation was for the second time unveiled during the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, zonal South East rally in Enugu, weekend.
The opposition party noted that President Jonathan’s verbal attack on their party during the rally gave him out as a man obsessed with do-or-die politics in his bid for a second term in office.
At the rally, Jonathan took shots at the APC, saying it was progressing to nowhere in particular but to hell, adding that his party was the only true Democratic Party in Nigeria.
The APC South East spokesperson, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, noted that President Jonathan’s speech was uncouth, unpresidential and show-cased a desperate president in his quest for a second term.
“How can a president throw caution to the winds, mount the rostrum only to cast aspersions on our great party, the APC? It means he has not found time to read the manifesto of APC, which has War Against Corruption as the first cardinal programme, a war Jonathan detests”, he said.
Okechukwu recalled that penultimate week, during the North East zonal rally in Bauchi State, rather than outline the efforts his administration is making to contain the Boko Haram insurgency, Mr. Jonathan resorted to blame games, insults and invectives, which he said was unbecoming of a president.
Okechukwu called on Ndigbo to distance themselves from President Jonathan, insisting that a vote for him come 2015 would be a wasted one.
He noted that the president’s kinsmen in the Niger-Delta were also disappointed with his poor performance since he failed in four years to complete the East-West road which cut across the length and breadth of the region.
He said: “Will it not be foolhardy to expect anything good from the same President with the same inchoate, nebulous and anti-people economic policy, bedeviled by pervasive and monumental corruption?
“For you cannot vote the same President with the same inept and clueless leadership qualities and expect different result.
“On Enugu International Airport, in spite of the hype, it cannot attract major international airlines like British Airways, Lufthansa unless the coal industry is reactivated and it is only the APC that can do this. For the PDP has successively, from Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration to Jonathan’s promised to revamp the coal industry but failed woefully”.
The APC zonal spokesperson dubbed the PDP unity rally a grand deception, because ex-governors Orji Uzor Kalu of Abia state and Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani of Enugu State, the big fishes which PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, boasted would be received by Mr. President at the rally, were forced to beat a retreat as a result of “serious internal crisis ravaging PDP South East”.
Okechukwu said he was confounded at how a busy president would waste his time to come to a zonal rally to receive only a member of the House of Representatives.
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