Mr. Emmanuel Arigbe-Osula, erstwhile minority leader of the House of Representatives was an active member of the House in his time as representative of Oredo Federal Constituency, of Edo State.
Arigbe-Osula who is a keen supporter of the Muhammadu Buhari presidential aspiration in this interview gives his perspective why the former head of state should be elected president, debunks insinuations of hypocrisy in the support he is getting from party elders and dismisses opponents of the Buhari ascendancy as those committed to the retention of the system and structure of corruption
Why are you actively pushing for Buhari after your leading role in the enthronement of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as Acting President four years ago?
My endorsement of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari is founded on the commitment of GMB to the eradication of corruption the single most destructive problem of our country. His antecedents and relentless quest to serve our nation and redirect it from the path of doom which 16years of PDP administration has brought our nation should be commended and supported by all well-meaning Nigerians in order to promote a better tomorrow for all us.
How then do you react to the assertion that he is surrounded about by allegedly corrupt persons?
Those who say that with the likes of APC leaders like Tinubu, Atiku, and Amechi who they allege as very corrupt, GMB may not be able to fight corruption are mischievous and does not recognize the resolve and collective commitment to change. With PDP being home to all, but just four of the governors indicted by the Nuhu Ribadu EFCC, and this administration being the singular must corrupt administration in the history of our nation, we are not surprised that Tinubu, Atiku, and other progressive minded people that PDP had in their party have joined hands with GMB to end cancerous corruption that has destroyed our nation for years.
These people being castigated by PDP and GEJ campaign have instantly become heroes by siding with the people to save our nation no matter the smear and attack from detractors of progress.
With the self admittance of failure of his administration in the last six years, GEJ should not have sought for re-election, instead he should have honourably apologized to our people for the colossal waste of the nation’s wealth and injury caused the people by the failure of his administration and 16 years of disservice of PDP to Nigeria.
But the PDP is actively being promoted for its successes especially in the last four years?
It will take many years of serious commitment to anti-corruption and progressive administration to salvage our nation from the ruin that PDP has left our country. Only ambassadors of corruption and paid praise singers will support the status quo, but prosperity shall not forgive those who seek to perpetuate fraud and the seemingly endless destruction of our nation as collectively orchestrated by 16 years of PDP rule. The end cannot come soon enough on the 28th of March, 2015 when the resolve of the people to era in change will be manifested in the election of GMB.