The National Chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Chief Bisi Akande, took it hard on President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday when he affirmed that the Commander in Chief brought woes, gnashing of teeth to Nigerians.
He added that the Jonathan’s led government was yet to show Nigerians good leadership quality.
Akande, a former governor of Osun State, said this at the national convention of the Congress for Progressive Change, which was held in the nation’s capital, Abuja.
According to him, the country had never been threatened this much since its existence, apart from the civil war era, which was between 1966-1970.
He said, “Since the coming of this government in 2011, all we have heard and seen have been tales of woes, gnashing of teeth and the crimsoning of our streets with the blood of fellow citizens.
“Perhaps, aside the civil war period, the unity of this country has never been as threatened as it is presently. All of our national fault lines are growing deeper and the continuous existence of the country as indivisible entity is increasingly in doubt.
“In just the same way, the entire democratic space has been fouled with fraud, leadership failure and high level of insecurity. Our social and economic management has been constricted through unbridled corruption and widespread poverty in the face of enhanced revenue earnings to such an extent that the strata of the Nigerian society too has been engulfed in mutual suspicion and fractured with national disunity.”
Akande said, for about a decade and a half, since the Peoples Democratic Party came to power, the development of the country had been crumbled and almost stalled.
He called on Nigerians to reject the kind of presidential election results, which he said were foisted upon them from 1999 to 2011.
The former Governor claimed that the continued polarisation and division of Nigeria between the North and South and between Christians and Muslims had intensified sectarian violence, bloodletting, and destruction of property.
“This unfortunate state of affairs foisted on us by an inept and clueless regime must be halted before the entire country conflagrates,” he warned.
He said the undying quest of the members of the opposition to refocus and, possibly, to re fix the massively endowed but hugely debased country had made them to set aside their individual interests for a larger national one.
He added that, “for every PDP’s years of the locust, we are offering, in exchange, a new regime of prosperity, fiscal discipline, security and a more emancipated society.”