PDP presidential aspirant, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, has accused the APC-led federal government of derailing from the vision of Nigeria’s founding fathers.
He made the accusation on Wednesday when he led his campaign team to meet with the Kwara State governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed at the Government House, Ilorin as part of his nationwide consultations ahead of the PDP presidential primary.
Turaki who noted that the PDP administration of President Goodluck Jonathan left behind a booming private sector, with the economy rated as the number one in Africa and the third fastest growing after China and Qatar on May 28, 2015 lamented that: “Today, we are in economic doldrums. Today, the economy is witnessing disinvestment. No economic team or adviser for the first time in the country’s history. Today, things are being done intuitively. Today, Nigerians are hungry and angry, prompting them to be impatient and prone to provocation easily.”
Turaki who is known to have a close relationship with the Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki who is also in the race, urged Kwarans to ensure that either him or his brother (Bukola) get elected as Nigeria’s President.
Turaki said: “Both of us are well educated and accomplished professionals with vast knowledge. We have a lot of integrity, credibility, character and dynamism. If we look at our pedigree, we are impeccable. Both of us have conviction, fire of patriotism and nationalism. We are both bridge builders and above anything else, we have the fear of God.”
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed who noted that the country’s problems are due to structural or systemic deficiency stressed that: “Nigeria needs to be repositioned to truly cater for its almost 200 million population of it wants to be recognized as the Giant of Africa.”
He said that the country was endowed with a vibrant youth population and diversity that ought to have been tapped beneficially.
At the Kwara State PDP secretariat in Ilorin, Turaki , said that “we currently have a leader that has proven not to be in charge of his government.”
“It is better to replace him with someone else with integrity, knowledge, education, experience, dynamism, courage and the fear of God like me, who will truly be in charge,” Turaki advised.