BY DAPO AKINREFON
PRESIDENTIAL candidate of National Conscience Party, NCP, Bashorun Dele Momodu, has told President Goodluck Jonathan to brace up for debates on the state of the nation. Bashorun Momodu said the debate was imperative because of the dwindling fortunes of the nation’s economy.
In a statement by National Coordinator of Dele Momodu Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr Ohimai Godwin Amaize, the NCP candidate argued that “since President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan joined the presidential race, the business of governance has been abandoned for the giddiness of a re-election campaign.”
He also argued that “every move of the president betrays his fixation on power and the fact that he has completely lost control over the issues affecting our nation. Nothing tangible has been achieved by the PDP government in 12 years and the little that we could have conceded, like the wiping off of our external debts, has now been reversed under President Jonathan’s administration.”
He, however, accused PDP administration of the depletion in the nation’s external reserves, adding “our external debts have risen astronomically. Our reserves have been dangerously depleted. Our excess crude sales have been hurriedly spent on pacifying recalcitrant governors. Security has become worse. Infrastructure remains comatose.”
Aside this, he berated the Federal government for the way and manner education is being treated with “irresponsible disdain.”
He said “no one seems to know who’s in charge of our country. Our president is leading us on the road to Golgotha and all he can do is to play politics of divide and rule by employing primordial sentiments.”
Speaking further, he maintained that “the world has moved beyond this state of backwardness. The world is today being ruled by the distinguished men of ideas and not by tribal warlords.”
On the need for Nigerians to resist what he described as ‘clueless leaders’ by voting them out in the 2011 elections, he said “we need leaders who can compete in the new world.”
“The presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP), Bashorun Dele Momodu is challenging President Jonathan as well as other presidential candidates to prepare for a series of serious debates where all critical issues affecting Nigeria will be debated with the intellectual dynamism of leaders who understand the problems of our nation and possess the practical solutions that will redeem our nation from the last horrible 12 years of the PDP government,” he stated.