By Demola Akinyemi
ILORIN – The Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN presidential train stormed Ilorin, yesterday, even as its candidate, Malam Nuhu Ribadu declared that he was not intimidated by the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP). Ribadu stressed that the ruling party is scared because the leadership is jittery, knowing fully well that ACN will win the April presidential elections .
Speaking at the campaign rally in front of a mammoth crowd of party faithful including his vice, Fola Adeola, in Ilorin , the former EFCC boss noted that, the ACN is committed to the enthronement of true democracy that would usher-in good governance capable of accelerating the socio economic growth of Nigeria.
His words;” The PDP is aware that already they have lost the forthcoming polls, that is why they resort to intimidations, and I want to tell you that, I am not scared by the intimidation of the ruling PDP government over my commitment to good governance and this would not stop me from ensuring that the PDP does not win in the next elections in the country”.
He said “nobody can intimidate me because the Almighty Allah is my protection and guidance and I will continue to work for the sustenance of good leadership in the polity”.
He said that,” in the past twelve years of the PDP rule in the country, nothing is working as unemployment is at the highest level, power supply is not there, education and health delivery are in bad situation and this must be changed in the next political dispensation”.
He noted that, the change that would come would not be through violence but through the voters’ cards so as to ensure the socio economic development of the nation.
Similarly, the leader of the party and former governor of Lagos State Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu yesterday said that, no amount of intimidation would stop him from accusing the ruling People’s Democratic Party of its misrule of the country in the past twelve years of governance.
He also called on the federal government to see to the release of its party’s governorship candidate in Akwa-Ibom state that was allegedly arrested and arraigned before the court of law over the recent crisis between the party and the PDP in the state.
Tinubu added that, it was disheartening that, these members of the PDP led government sent their children overseas for education, whereas the children of the less privileged are suffering as most of these children fail WAEC and NECO examinations nationwide.
He stressed that, the people of the country should come out enmasse during the elections without minding,” the alleged plan to use the police, soldiers and other security agencies to intimidate voters, so as not to allow them use their votes to vote out bad governments in the country.”