Nige­ri­ans see PDP as a fail­ure - Saraki

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, Ilorin

For­mer Gover­nor of Kwara State and chief­tain of All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC), Se­na­tor Bukola Saraki, yes­ter­day called on Nige­ri­ans to vote out the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 elec­tions.

Saraki, who is chair­man, Se­nate Com­mit­tee on En­vi­ron­ment and Ecol­ogy, said Nige­ri­ans have ac­cepted PDP as a fail­ure say­ing no Nige­rian is happy about the level of de­vel­op­ment in the coun­try.

Speak­ing with news­men in Ilorin, Saraki said, “The sim­ple ques­tion ev­ery Nige­rian should ask him­self is if you are happy with the way Nigeria is to­day; happy about the level govern­ment is fight­ing in­se­cu­rity, happy about the level govern­ment is fight­ing cor­rup­tion, and you are happy about the level govern­ment is fight­ing youth un­em­ploy­ment, py then you stay with the PDP.

“But if you mark those as not sat­is­fac­tory, then you must look for an al­ter­na­tive. e. It is that al­ter­na­tive that we in APC are pro­vid­ing”.

Saraki noted that the APC lead­er­ship is not un­aware ware of the scep­ti­cism of many Nige­ri­ans about the APC as a gen­uine al­ter­na­tive to the rul­ing ling PDP, say­ing the party is mak­ing ing moves to ad­dress the skep­ti­cism. sm.

He added: “But I must also be hon­est to say what Nige­ri­ans are say­ing to­day is that at ‘yes we have marked the PDP DP as un­sat­is­fac­tory, but you guys in APC must prove ve to us that you will be e bet­ter’. Nige­ri­ans have ac­cepted the PDP as a fail­ure but they are ask­ing that you in APC prove to us that you will be bet­ter and that is the mes­sage g we are tak­ing out through­out the coun­try over the next few weeks.

“An­other mes­sage we are tak­ing out is that for this democ­racy to truly be what it should be, we should not be afraid to vote out some­thing we are not sat­is­fied with.”

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