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Fielding mono-religious flagbearers to rule multi-religious nation shows APC’s deaf, dumb, says Mbazulike Amechi


From David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi

The First Republic Aviation Minister, Chief Mbazulike Amechi has accused the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) of being insensitive to the plight of Nigerians in choosing their presidential candidates for 2023 election.

The elder statesman said since 1999 the two political parties had sunk Nigeria into what he described as the stinking catacomb of corruption, looting and religious cum tribal bigotry.

He faulted the APC and PDP of goofing in selection of their presidential candidates and their running mates because of their inability, according to him, to feel the pulse of the Nigerian masses.

Addressing journalists in his Ukpor home in Nnewi South Local Government Area Anambra State, Chief Amechi said the PDP played a smart game but remained clever by half in selecting its flag bearers, while APC presented what he called expired drug to heal a patient that is near a point of coma.

“PDP acted without wisdom and foresight and threw away the principle of equity and balance in selecting a Northern candidate who may be capable, but it is not his tern, and in selecting a running mate it exhibited cleverness by half. APC goofed by projecting the shell of a bullet and expired drug to heal a patient that is near a point of coma.”

” APC paid deaf ears to the cry of the nation. The party suicidally fielded a mono-religious flag bearers to rule a multi-religious nation. INEC and Supreme Court must not repeat what they did last time, ” he said.

He described Labour Party (LP) as a third force, springing up, saying that it appeared that God now wanted to openly act and save his people. He noted that the emergence of Mr Peter Obi and Datti Baba Ahmed ticket was an opportunity which God had given to the long suffering people of Nigeria to save and take back their country which he said had been economically and politically raped for many years.

Chief Amechi’s statement read: “Sometime last week my attention was called by my Special Assistant, Sir Mortimor Mojekwu that a particular press man wanted an interview to ask my views on developments and situation in the country. In told them that I was just recuperating after nine days hospitalization but would meet the press next week.

“I don’t know what questions you may ask but to me the two most potent and current issues in the country now, are the coming presidential election and growing spate of insecurity in the country.

“On the coming Presidential election I am no longer a politician but i cannot keep dumb when I see the country which I gave my whole youth and blood to co-found being pushed to an irretrievable pit of disintegration and anarchy.

“Since the operation of the military imposed Constitution in 1999, two major political parties have ruled the country. They are PDP and APC. In their preparation for the 2023 Presidential election both parties have goofed in their selection of their Presidential candidates and their running mates. Since their ruling the country in 1999, the nation has sunk into the stinking catacomb of corruption, looting and religious cum tribal bigotry.

“The PDP, acting without wisdom and foresight threw away the principle of equity and balance in selecting a Northern candidate who may be capable but it is not his turn and in selecting a running mate exhibited cleverness by half.

“On the part of APC, they goofed by projecting the shell of a spent bullet and expired drug to heal a nation patient that is near a point of coma. By paying deaf ears to the cry of the nation they suicidally fielded a mono-religious flag bearers to rule a multi-religious nation. I do hope that the INEC or the Supreme Court should not do what they did last time.

“A third force is springing up and it would appear that God now wants to openly act and save his people. It would appear that the emergence through the Labour Party of Peter Obi and Datti Baba Ahmed ticket is an opportunity which God has given to the long suffering people of Nigeria to save and take back their country which has been economically and politically raped for many years.

“I will advise the long suffering people of this country, the youths, the women, the under paid workers, irrespective of religion or tribe or region or party to reclaim your country from the insatiable looters and bigots and hand over to Peter and Ahmed to lay a foundation for new nation, clean nation, happy and united nation that will give satisfaction and pride to her citizens and earn the respect of the other great nations of the world.”

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