Group of human right activists yesterday in Ibadan said that Nigerians should hold the All Progressives Congress, APC, accountable on the party’s manifestos.
The human right activists, who made the declaration at a one-day symposium on the state of the nation titled ‘2015 General Elections: Any Hope for the Poor Masses?’ generally agreed that both the PDP and the APC were the same.
Prominent speakers at the symposium included Professor Segun Ajiboye, Comrade Femi Aborisade, Comrade Laoye Sanda, Comrade Bashir Olanrewaju, Comrade Abiola Dabiri, Comrade Abbey Trotsky, and Princess Adedapo Oduniyi.
The speakers believed that General Buhari as person is good and credible but surrounded by people with doubtful characters who might not allow his administration to succeed at the long run.
Comrade Femi Aborisade told the gathering that APC and Buhari had promised to fight corruption in their manifestoes but did not tell Nigerians how he was going to fight it.
“All of us must remember that Buhari borrowed money to pay for his nomination form. Not that he is supposed to be poor to that level but he refused collecting the salary which he is supposed to be collecting as former head of state. So he borrowed to pay for APC nomination form. We should not forget that some rich people bankrolled his campaign so he cannot entirely close his face to this people.
“APC in its manifesto did not promise to revoke the sale of PHCN but instead promised to sell railway and the aviation sector on public private partnership on getting to office.
“APC promised to provide free education to Nigerians at all level, free health care to Nigerians from age one to 18 and 60 years old upward and few others. These are the only areas the two parties are different.”
Comrade Aborisade urged parents not to pay school fees immediately General Buhari is sworn in on May 29 this year.

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