‘Nigeria’s future gloomy under Jonathan’

A former Governor of Kaduna State and leader of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, said on Saturday that the future of Nigeria under the President Goodluck Jonathan-led government is gloomy.

The former governor noted that the way the country was being governed showed that Jonathan was incapable of running the affairs of Nigeria, arguing that even the president’s sympathisers had come to terms with the reality.
Musa, who claimed that neither the All Progressives Congress nor the Peoples Democratic Party could produce the president in 2015, said his party, the Peoples Redemption Party, though deregistered by INEC, had gone into merger with other political parties to form the next government.
The leader of the CNPP, who is the national chairman of the deregistered Peoples Redemption Party, spoke to journalists during a meeting with 26 State Executive Committee members of the party on Saturday in Kaduna.
He said there was no difference between the PDP and the APC, urging Nigerians to reject them as none of the parties were credible enough to take Nigerians to the Promise Land.

Musa said the PRP had gone into merger with Allied Congress Party of Nigeria to produce the President in the 2015 election.
He added that PRP had since instituted legal action against the Independent National Electoral Commission for deregistering the party.
Musa said, “We are not in support of Buhari or Jonathan because we are not in APC or PDP, we are neutral, we belong to a credible alternative, that is, we merged with Allied Congress Party of Nigeria for the purpose of the 2015 elections.
“We are better alternative to both Jonathan and Buhari, and fundamentally, there is distinct difference between the alliance and APC and PDP, the alliance makes a fundamental difference in the sense that we are committed to leading the way to end all forms of insecurity in order to ensure peace for human and infrastructural developments in the country.
“Nigerians should reject APC and PDP because they brought about the negative states of the nation.”
Saying Jonathan’s administration’s ineptitude, bankruptcy and decadence stood out clearly for all to see, Musa said under Jonathan, everything seemed to have collapsed in Nigeria.
The former governor said, “When we turn our glance to the domestic front, the picture we see is gloomy. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s administration has proved, even to its former ardent sympathisers, that it is simply incapable of running the affairs of this nation.
“In whatever field or sector you consider, the Administration’s ineptitude, bankruptcy and decadence stands out for anyone who cares to
look. Poverty and unemployment are on the rise and becoming more and more unbearable.
“Agriculture, the mainstay of the national economy and the source of livelihood of some eighty percent of the population, is stagnating and in the doldrums.
“Most industries have since closed shop. Indeed, it can even be said that these past six years of President Jonathan have witnessed the deindustrialisation of Nigeria. Nigeria is now for all practical purposes, just a large supermarket for all manner of imported goods and services.
“The story is even grimmer when it comes to national security and the protection of the territorial integrity of the country, and the lives and property of citizens.
“The failure and total incapacity of the Administration to deal with the insurgency in the northern part of the country and stopping it from spreading to other parts of the country is so incomprehensible that many are now forced to wonder if the government itself is not actually the sponsor of these miscreants for political reasons,” he added.