Posted by Levinus Nwabughiogu | 19 December 2018 | 800 times
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has declared that any vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 elections literally means a further endorsement of insecurity, killings and hunger.He also asked Nigerians to take an inventory of their lives to know whether they have made any remarkable progress since the coming of the government of All Progressives Congress, APC in 2015, asserting that two-thirds of Nigerians can no longer afford three-square meals a day.
According to him, the situation was largely responsible for the high rate of incidences of criminal attacks and kidnapping. He therefore asked to make the right choice of voting the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to bring back the country on the path of growth and prosperity.
Dogara spoke Tuesday in Gombe, Gombe state capital at the North East zonal campaign and rally of the PDP. He said that since the coming of APC, over 13 million children have dropped out of School, warning that the I’ll development was another time bomb waiting to explode.
He said: “So 2019 elections is about insecurity, whether we can be secured. Then look at your own lives, even if nobody loves or likes you, advise yourself, hold a consultation with yourself, sit down and argue with yourself, ask yourself what progress you’ve made in the last three and half years? Don’t even ask any other person, in case that person may give you a biased opinion about yourself, but you know yourself very well, just sit down and if you want assistance, sit down close to a mirror so that you can see yourself. Compare yourself the way you look now and the way you looked some three years ago and then you’ll know, and then decide for yourself whether you want to continue looking like this, that is if it doesn’t get worse in the next four more years. By the time you’ve finished having that conversation with yourself, make a decision.
“So the vote in 2019 is not about anything, but about you, about you and about you. Do not make it about any other thing, but about what progress do you want to make? What kind of country do you want to raise your children in? What kind of country do you want to live in? What kind of education do you want to be given to your children?
“All these are what we have in the 2019 ballot. And we trust as educated and enlightened opinionated people, that you’ll make the right choices.”
Dogara who lamented the continued killings especially in the Northeast, remarked that Nigeria had witnessed more carnages under President Buhari’s watch than in the time of the PDP. He said that no country would have tolerated the killing of over 100 of its soldiers without declaring a total national emergency on security.
He said that the administration has failed in securing the lives and properties of Nigerians, noting that if the APC administration is allowed to continue in power with the way it is handling security, it would only be a matter of time before more insurgents rise up to unleash terror on innocent Nigerians.
•Excerpted from The Vanguard report
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