By Innocent Anaba
As the race to 2019 presidential election continues to gather momentum, a political party, Alliance for New Nigeria, ANN, yesterday joined forces with former President Olusegun Obasanjo and others to campaign against President Muhammadu Buhari.
Obasanjo had knocked Buhari at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, OOPL, Abeokuta, Ogun State while receiving a joint delegation of Nigeria Young Professional Forum, NYPF and New Nigeria 2019 at the weekend.
In a statement in Abuja, Chairman, Board of Trustees, BOT of ANN, Adekoya Adebola, corroborated the ex- president’s stance and called on Nigerians to ensure that the 2019 election was a test of competence and not sentiments or political blackmails typical of previous elections.
Adebola said: “The reality is how can we explain the continuous insecurity and the ravaging killer herdsmen? Even when the core of the government focus is to deliver security but since inception of this administration, the country has witnessed more of security breaches and senseless killings in virtually every part of the country with no one apprehended, or prosecuted.
“How can we explain the failure in the fight against corruption even when the reason Nigerians voted for this government was essentially because of the stealing that was going on in government?”
And right now, the same is the order of the day in the nose of the current government. Monies are swallowed by monkeys and snakes; questionable list of looters. The list can go on and on.”
He said that in view of these blatant failures, Obasanjo’s assertion was not out of scope.
He urged Nigerians to come out en masse in 2019 to vote out an incompetent All Progressives Congress, APC and Buhari government.
He revealed that the Alliance for New Nigeria stands to offer Nigeria competent hands, persons who have been able to prove their mettle in their chosen fields and those with an impeccable integrity and character.
He urged Nigerians to get their Permanent Voters Card (PVCs) ready, promising that his party comprises men and women who are true patriots, adding that ANN represents a new Nigeria that will foster growth, development and peace.