BY PETER DURU
MAKURDI —Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has described the newly registered All Progressives Congress, APC, as an amalgamation of diverse interests that have nothing to offer Nigerians insisting that the party lacks the capacity to dethrone the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Moro who spoke, yesterday, in Ugbokolo, Benue State, said: “There is nothing new in the APC. The only thing you can say is that it is an amalgam of separate interests pretending to have the capacity to wrestle power from the PDP, and to effect any change. If you look at the characters or the persons that are in the ship, you’ll want to ask yourself some fundamental questions. Are they new persons, are they angels from somewhere that have not participated in the ruins that Nigeria is today; who are they?
“There is no single person that is there that has not been an active participant in the political process of Nigeria. A few of them that are the henchmen of the APC have been men who at one time or the other assumed the highest positions in this country. I continue to insist that we are where we are today because those yesteryears leaders of the country failed to do those things they should have done to take us to the next level.
“Why are we having issues with roads today? Because somebody that was in power yesterday failed to fix the roads. Why are we having issues with electricity today? It’s because the person who was in charge of government yesterday was unable to fix power. Why is our education going down the drain, because somebody did not have the proper road map for education in Nigeria, that is where we are today.
“So, when you now pretend to have assumed a new life to be able to effect changes in this country, it is barely a desire to change leadership, nothing more. What is the vision of the APC? Apart from them saying that the PDP is not performing and that the APC wants to come and change so that they can perform, what programme have they brought out for Nigerians to see.
“What is their programme, what is their vision for Nigeria? What is their mission? They don’t have. And so when people gallivant around and profess a new name, APC, yes we have seen it before, we had ANPP, we had ACN, APP and the rest of them before; same characters. And they are here again hoodwinking Nigerians to believe that they have the magic wand, it is too bad.”