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APC not keen on national development, says Obi

The Deputy National Director General of Jonathan’s Campaign Council (South), Mr. Peter Obi, has described the comments made by the Director General of Buhari Campaign Organisation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, as not showing enough evidence of genuine concern about the future of the nation. He also bemoaned many statements allegedly credited to Amaechi and some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), stressing that they were misleading and capable of inciting the people to disturb public peace. Reacting to statements allegedly credited to Amaechi that the Federal Government was treating the menace of insurgency in the North as northern problem, Obi said Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, who is also an elder statesman with full access to the President, should have stepped forward with ideas on security, or if possible work with other retired soldiers if he had any. The former governor of Anambra State in a statement made available to journalists, disagreed with Amaechi that Buhari had the magic wand to end insurgency, claiming that the former head of state was not moved by anything except the desire to get into office and be seen as a messiah.

Obi, who recounted the efforts of Mr. President towards solving the Boko Haram menace, said: “Who in this country is not aware of many bilateral meetings Jonathan has been holding with neighbouring countries to work together to stop insurgency? Who is not aware of the invitation to even foreigners in search of solution to the menace?”

On the loss of value of the naira, which Amaechi commented on, Obi attributed his response to ignorance of the global macroeconomic realities.

He said the world was experiencing recession and that the currency of many countries, especially those that export oil, were falling in response to global oil prices. Instead, he said Jonathan should be commended for saving the country through the establishment of the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF).

In another development, Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has challenged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to convince Nigerians on its change slogan, saying its top shots, by their actions, are anti-democratic elements. Speaking in Ado-Ekiti on Friday, when he visited his Ekiti counterpart, Mr. Ayo Fayose, the governor won- Ndubuisi Ugah and Adesina Wahab lag os/Ado-Ekiti The Deputy National Director General of Jonathan’s Campaign Council (South), Mr. Peter Obi, has described the comments made by the Director General of Buhari Campaign Organisation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, as not showing enough evidence of genuine concern about the future of the nation.

He also bemoaned many statements allegedly credited to Amaechi and some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), stressing that they were misleading and capable of inciting the people to disturb public peace. Reacting to statements allegedly credited to dered whether APC wanted Nigeria to change from democracy to dictatorship. He said: “We want APC leaders to explain to Nigerians the change they shout all over. Are they saying the country should change from democracy to dictatorship? This is necessary because their leaders, by their actions, have not shown that they are democratic elements.”

Meanwhile, the APC has urged President Jonathan to show leadership by example instead of engaging in mere rhetorics.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said: “Everything that the President’s political associates, supporters and spokespersons have done has been geared toward creating division among Nigerians and sowing the seeds of discord and hatred, and the President is not on record as having ever called them to order.”

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