Unite to oust APC, Wike urges PDP aspirants
Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt
Former Governor of Sokoto State and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) government failed Nigerians because President Muhammadu Buhari was trained only to kill as a soldier and not to govern.
This is as Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on all the presidential aspirants on the platform of the main opposition party to forge a common front to sack “the non-performing APC-led federal government”.
Addressing members of the state working committee of the Rivers State chapter of PDP, local government chairmen and other delegates of the party at the state secretariat of the party in Port Harcourt yesterday, Bafarawa described the performance of the APC-led administration as a disaster.
He said as a retired army general, Buhari was trained to handle guns and defend the country and not to govern.
He said that was why the president has run the country aground.
He said he was in Port Harcourt to seek the support, cooperation and advice of the party members ahead of the party primaries.
Addressing journalists shortly after the party meeting, Bafarawa said his priority if given the opportunity to be president would be unity of the country, security, the economy and education.
“The most important thing at stake now in this country is the unity of this country. We must strive to make this country remain one. The next thing is security, the economy and education. These are the main objectives which form the bedrock of the manifesto of our party,” he said.
He also said it was healthy for the party to have so many aspirants to the office of president, adding that it was because of the internal democracy in the PDP.
“You people are saying that the aspirants are too many, but to us in the PDP, the number is too small. PDP is a PLC not a limited company. APC is a limited company. That is why they run a one-man show,” he said.
Meanwhile, Wike has called on all the aspirants in the party to join resources to oust the APC-led federal government.
Speaking when Bafarawa paid him a condolence visit at Government House, Port Harcourt over the death of the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Emmanuel Aguma (SAN), Wike urged all presidential aspirants to support whoever emerges as the PDP candidate because power comes from God.
He said, “what we are saying is that all of us must put our heads together to remove this government that does not mean well for Nigerians.
“Power comes from God. If God says it is you, there is nothing any man can do about it. Man can only struggle.”
Wike said every member of the PDP must work as a team for the party to emerge victorious in 2019.
He thanked the former Sokoto State Governor for his condolence visit and disclosed that the burial process would begin on September 12 with a lecture on the life and times of the late SAN, while actual burial would be on September 15.