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PDP has reduced Nigeria to a laughing stock, says Oshiomhole



Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says the ruling Peoples’
Democratic Party at the federal level has reduced Nigeria to a
laughing stock in the comity of nations with its ineptitude to provide
basic amenities and fight insurgency.
Speaking at two mega rallies of the All Progressives Congress in Edo
North and Edo Central, the Governor said when the PDP took over the reins
of governance in 1999, the country had 774 Local Government areas, but
as we speak, close to thirty of those local government areas are being
controlled by insurgents.
According to him, it is time to ask yourselves; in 16 years of PDP
leadership, what has PDP government produced? For 16 years, they gave
us darkness. No light, yet they keep bringing bills. They produced
unemployment; our companies have all closed down. If the Federal
Government does not have good industrial policy, unemployment will
continue to be here. So PDP brought unemployment. PDP government
brought kidnapping to our country. There was no single case of
kidnapping before 1999, PDP brought kidnapping.
“The most worrisome of them all is that in 1999, PDP Government was
handed 774 Local Government Areas and as we speak now, Boko Haram
controls about 30 Local Government Areas and if they continue to rule,
they will get here. We have the best soldiers in the world, they go to
other countries for peace keeping. How come they now say our soldiers
are now running from common insurgents? For 16 years, they have not
equipped our military.
While urging the people to vote enmasse for the APC, Oshiomhole said:
“I can give you 100 reasons why we must vote Buhari. It is for our own
survival. It goes beyond tribal sentiments. PDP has failed Nigeria.
They have reduced Nigeria to a joke. They have shared our companies to
themselves. They extorted our unemployed graduates all in the name of
scam recruitment exercise. You cannot continue to vote for a party
that has lost every sense of responsibility and reduced our country to
a huge joke even within the African Continent.
“This coming election will be a decisive one. We have a Presidential
Candidate that has courage; a Presidential candidate that will fight
corruption and you will be counting the casualties. He will not be
like those who say they are fighting corruption and nobody is falling.
“General Buhari was a Military Governor and later served as Minister
of Petroleum before becoming the Military Head of State and despite
having held all these positions, he never amassed public funds to
himself to become rich. He is the kind of man Nigerians needs. A man
that will fight corruption, instill discipline and ensure that the
poor are not cheated.”
He said, “Buhari built Kaduna and Warri refineries. How can they say
all our refineries are good and yet we are importing products and
because we are importing, that is why petrol and kerosene price have
refused to reduce. If our refineries are not working, where will those
our children studying Electrical, Petroleum, Chemical and Mechanical
Engineering work after graduation? If PDP could not do refinery in 16
years, do you want to give them another chance to fail? That is why
Nigeria needs General Buhari.”

The Governor who presented the candidates of the APC vying for various
elective positions in the  state said, “we need the very best and come
day, come night, I can vouch that with them, the development of this
area will be sustained.
“These are tested men. With these men, we will bring more development
to Edo State. They have experience and with the little opportunity
they have had to serve, they reproduced eye-mark projects that can be
seen by all. I can assure you that with these candidates, we are in
very safe hands.”
Taking a swipe at politicians who defect from one political party to
the other when they can’t get nominations, said politics should not be
about the individual alone and urged the people to not be deceived
into experimenting with such inconsistent characters but rather with
the party that has been tested and has brought so much development to
Edo State

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