June 19, 2009

Yar’Adua is a listening President, say El-Ilory

The National coordinator, Yar’adua/Goodluck campaign organization, Muhammad Amir Abdulqadir El-Ilory has declared that President Umar Musa Yar’Adua  listens to the yearnings of the people.

El-Ilory made this known in a statement which read thus “Let it be known that President Umar Musa Yar’adua has not only been true to his electoral campaign promises to Nigerians by insisting on the execution on the 7-point agenda wholly and not reducing it either in scope or context.

He said that our attention has been drawn to the dimension some ill-motivated interest groups that have been trying to introduce to a mere expression of personal opinion by the new Central Bank Governor, Sunusi Lamido Sunusi on the 7point agenda of this administration and the incidental response from President Umar Yar’adua.

These group of persons want to present President Umar as a rigid and uncompromising ruler.

We want to correct this wrong, false and absurd impression which does not in anyway depict the true character of Mr President. Far from it, President Yar’Adua listens and he compromises whenever it is in the best interest of the state to do so.

We recall that at the interactive sessions during the PDP Presidential campaign, some demands were made on the President and he consistently stated in unequivocal terms that developing one sector or a few  of sector of the Nigerian economy at the expense of the other major sectors would do the country more harm than good.

He canvassed for a wholesale approach to the development of the key sectors of the economy which formed the 7point agenda. Since this was the position of the President then, how is he expected to hurriedly jettison some of them, more so when all available indices points towards success.

We therefore assert that the position of President Umar Musa Yar’adua insisting on the wholly treatment of the ailing 7core sectors of the socio-economic life of Nigeria is informed by his patriotic fervor and this deserves commendation as it demonstrates a soundness of mind and action.

Those advocating for a cut in the agenda are however entitled to their opinion but for those trying to play politics with nothing-agents of confusion and retrogression who wants to cash-in on anything to derail us-let them shop elsewhere as Nigerians are wise to their antics and will not be swayed from the honourable course Mr President has charted for the country’s salvation.

We affirm that 7point agenda holds,7point agenda is realistic and Nigerians have an abiding faith in President Yar’adua to deliver.