- Insists, Buhari will not disappoint Nigerians
Leadership of All Progressives Congress, APC, Enugu State Chapter has reassured Rev. Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu that President Muhammadu Buhari will not disappoint Nigerians in providing the expected democracy dividend.
A release signed by the state publicity secretary of the party, Mrs Kate Offor, indicates that Buhari will not run short of expectation because he is committed to lifting Nigeria out of economic misery.
The party pointed out that the PDP government did a lot of irreparable damage to the socio-economic life of Nigeria which Buhari will fix with time.
“Let us once more salute Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, the crusader of the masses, liberation ideologue and Head Adoration Ministry, Catholic Church Enugu State; for speaking truth to power, as evidenced by his unrelenting attack on those in power and his memorable prediction of President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory on January 1st, 2015.
“We wish to reassure Fr. Mbaka that President Buhari will not in the fullness of time disappoint Nigerians or fail to fix our dilapidated social and physical infrastructure. Never! Buhari is devotedly committed to pull Nigerians out of poverty, hunger and squalor.
“We agree 100% with Fr. Mbaka that, ‘it is not easy everywhere. Hunger is everywhere. Hunger is in the atmosphere…………. There is sword moving about in the country. People are dying like flies. The sword of hunger is eating the land.
“We also agree 100% with him that, ‘The past PDP government was a Grasshopper and Locust to Nigeria. The past government was a disaster to the land of Nigeria. The past government was cancer to this country. There is no need to cover their incalculable and iniquitous mess.
“For us yesterday and for true reality is the architecture of today, and nobody can wish yesterday away. Therefore, Fr. Mbaka is correct in stating that the past regimes sowed the whirlwind we are regrettably reaping today. If the $16 billion expended on power supply was prudently expended, if the 3 Greenfield Refineries awarded on 13 May, 2010 was not dead and fund decayed in the sand, if the $8.3 billion spent on the old gauge Lagos-Kano Railway were for standard gauge, if the Enugu-Onitsha, Enugu-Port Harcourt, 2nd Niger Bridge and other federal roads monies budgeted were not eaten by Locust, if the monies meant for Enugu Coal were not embezzled and if the billions budgeted for our schools and hospitals did not grow wings; hunger couldn’t have been in the land, unemployment could have been drastically reduced and our prosperity could have been guaranteed.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we the members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Enugu State and by extension Nigeria, feel the pains and pangs of hunger, feel the gruesome hardship and abject poverty ravaging the land. We are not immuned to hunger nor the gross unemployment dislocating our youths.
“To be candid, in our close door meeting with Mr. President, he disclosed that he is aware, concerned and worried over the sordid economic situation. This is why he is waging strident war against corruption. His solution is to effectively and prudently implement 2016 and subsequent budgets, so as to fix the decayed infrastructure.
“ On the issue of being slow, Mr. President pointed out that the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Procurement Act and other extant laws make it impossible for any official to expend monies not appropriated by the National Assembly. Otherwise, he could have dipped his hand into the trillions budgeted and hit the ground running.
“It is pertinent to inform as well, that Mr. President is embarking on economic diplomacy, travelling the length and breadth of the globe, utilizing his huge goodwill to attract foreign investors to fulfil the solemn pledge he made to the good people of Nigeria.
“ It is common knowledge that destruction is very easy and reconstruction very difficult. This is the ordeal that Mr. President is facing in fixing Nigeria.
“Accordingly, we wish to once more reassure Fr. Mbaka, and indeed all Nigerians that in the fullness of time; nobody will regret ever voting for President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR. All he needs is prayers patience and support,” the party points out.