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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Please Nigerians, don’t return PDP to power keep APC going - Balarabe Musa

Please Nigerians, don’t return PDP to power keep APC going - Balarabe Musa

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaigners got a bloody nose yesterday.

Nigerians should not return the party to power, an elder statesman said.

Second Republic Governor of old Kaduna State Alhaji Balarabe Musa
believes the country would be worse off if the main opposition party is
allowed to come back.

He said PDP’s 16-year administration before 2015 brought misery and
underdevelopment to Nigeria, adding that the party almost ruined the
economy completely with massive corruption and plunder of resources
while in power.

Musa was speaking in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from his Kaduna home.

Musa, a socialist, who was elected in 1979 on the platform of the
radical Peoples Redemptio Party (PRP) but impeached in 1981 by the
opposition-dominated House of Assembly, said although all was not well
with the country under the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led
government, Nigerians should never risk having any hope in the PDP to
make things better.

To him, the PDP lacks the moral right to ask for a return to power. A
credible alternative is needed to turn things around, he said.

The PDP gained momentum following the election of former Vice
President Atiku Abubakar as its presidential candidate at its Port
Harcourt Convention.

But octogenarian Musa, who recently relinquished the leadership of
the PRP on account of age and failing health, said:  ”I do not
understand the hype about PDP returning to power. I just do not
understand. Return to do what?

“The party that created many problems for 16 years when they were in power,? No way!

“Things are not too good in the country at the moment, but I think
the country would be worse if the PDP is allowed to return. We saw what
they did for 16years and they will definitely mess things up further.

“Nigerians should not trust the PDP with power. We will be
disappointed.What we need in the country right now is a credible
alternative that would deliver good governance and respond to our
needs,” he said.

Musa said money had over the years influenced Nigerian politics, resulting in the emergence of unpopular leaders.

The former governor said Nigerians must be prepared to change the
narrative by voting according to their conscience in 2019 and beyond.

He said the country was faced with a number of security and economic
challenges, among others, which need the government’s creative
intervention to address.

Musa suggested the economic restructuring of the country to bring
back privatised public corporations under government control for more
efficient services.

The former governor said the economy was being controlled by the
private sector, which he said was ripping off the people with poor
service delivery.

Reacting to Musa’s statement, PDP spokesman Kola Ologbodiyan, said:
“Perhaps Alhaji Balarabe Musa is talking about the PDP of old, not
today’s rebranded PDP, which majority of Nigerians are rallying behind.

“And because of the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerians
don’t need education or advice, from anybody, including Alhaji Musa on
who to vote for.

“Nigerians are determined to rescue themselves from the hunger,
starvation, low purchasing power, the killings, the needless divisions
across the nation and the apathy towards governance.

“So Nigerians don’t need anybody’s education at this critical time
for them to take a decision on who to vote for. They have tried Buhari
and they have seen his manifest failure and they have seen that Buhari
has been demystified in governance and politically deflowered.

“Nigerians at this time don’t need anybody’s help or advice to make
up their mind. They have already decided on where they are going.

“And come 2019, they are going to vote en masse against Buhari, whether the Balarabe Musas of this world like it or not”.
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