President Goodluck Jonathan
The National Secretary of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), Chief Peter Ameh, has insisted that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has let the people of the South-east down.
Ameh, while maintaining that contrary to the name of the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Dr. Madukwe Ukaegbu, which appeared on a statement faulting the position of PDP that it would reclaim the South-east in 2015, he (Ameh) was actually the one that issued the statement.
Ameh said the statement, titled: “PDP has failed Nigerians, can’t reclaim South East - PPA,” was wrongly credited to Ukaegbu by the party’s secretariat staff who sent it out.
“I issued the statement and I take responsibility for the content. There is no doubt that the PDP has let the people of the South-east down in all ramifications and we won’t allow that to continue.
“Just over the weekend, not less than six traders of South-east origin were killed by members of Boko Haram in Borno and Yobe States with the government unable to do anything. That tells you the level to which this government at the federal level and in most states and Local Governments have decayed and unable to lift a finger to right any wrong in our national life.
“The security situation in the country is getting worse and the economy wobbling.
We need to save this country from the PDP come 2015 through the ballot by voting for the PPA, which has a vision and a mission,” he stated.
In the earlier statement wrongly credited to Ukaegbu, Ameh had said that the PDP’s leadership has been characterised by bad governance, abuse of office, political intimidation, poor infrastructure, unemployment, insecurity, poverty and numerous other problems.
The earlier statement had read : “The Progressive Peoples Alliance has described as a mirage the pronouncement by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that it hopes to reclaim all the South-east states in the 2015 general election.
The party said with the abysmal record of the PDP in governance at the federal, state and local government levels, no one can trust it with power again.
The National Publicity Secretary of the PPA, Dr. Madukwe Ukaegbu, who spoke on behalf of the party in a statement, said the PDP has failed in meeting the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians and does not thus qualify to be entrusted with leadership again. Ukaegbu said in the last 13 years that the PDP has been in power at the federal level and in most states of the federation, it has nothing to show for it except the few individuals elected on its platform who have distinguished themselves without serious input from the party.
Rather, he said PDP’s leadership has been characterized by bad governance, abuse of office, political intimidation, poor infrastructure, unemployment, insecurity, poverty and numerous other problems.