Simon Ebegbulem, Levinus Nwabughiogu & Gabriel Enogholase
BENIN-CITY — PRESIDENTIAL candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (ret), in Benin City, yesterday, charged Nigerians to constitutionally kill the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, through their votes before it kills Nigerians.
His declaration came as Governors Rotimi Amaechi and Adams Oshiomhole of Rivers and Edo states faulted President Goodluck Jonathan for failing the people of the region.
They spoke at the Benin City presidential rally of the APC which held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.
Some of the dignitaries at the well attended rally were the Vice Presidential Candidate of the party, Professor Yemi Osinbajo; Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, former Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi; Deputy Governor of Edo State, Dr. Pius Odubu; former Minister of State for Works, Engr. Chris Ogienwonyi, and all APC candidates in the state.
Governor Amaechi said the admission of the President in Port-Harcourt, Wednesday that he had not done anything for the region was an admission of failure that should not be rewarded with another four years.
Governor Oshiomhole on his part, blamed the President for failing to tackle corruption, saying the President kept a blind eye to the death of several graduates who were scammed during the Immigration recruitment interviews last year.
General Buhari, who lamented that every household in Nigeria suffered alleged PDP misrule in the past 16 years, said Nigerians must ensure that they vote out the PDP on February 14, and defend their votes, asserting that an APC government will find lasting solution to corruption, unemployment, insurgency and poverty, which according to him, were inflicted on Nigerians by the PDP.
Amaechi in responding to the claims by the President in PortHarcourt that he had not done anything for the region said: “The President admitted that he has done nothing in South-South in six years. When he could not do anything in six years how will he do anything in four years. I have told Rivers people, Eleme Petro chemical in Rivers State, NAFCON, were done by Hausa-Fulani men. Our president who is our son has spent six years but he did not do anything.
“All he has done is to enrich himself and other people and our responsibility is to get a good president who will do something for us and for Nigeria. And we thank God that the President himself has admitted to failure. I call him “I will do President.” We will vote out this “I will do President.” Once trust is betrayed you can never repair it.”