Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Abia state chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Hon. Donatus Nwankpa, has declared that the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar lacks the capacity to steer the governance of Nigeria if elected as President.
Nwankpa, who spoke in a chat with Dailypost on Tuesday morning, insisted that the ex-Nigeria vice-president lacks the acumen to solve economic and security problems besetting the country, pointing out that the present APC-led federal government had done well to improve the nation’s economy through its people-oriented policies, and degrading the insurgencies in some parts of the North-East zone.
The former Abia lawmaker warned the Igbo against toeing the wrong direction as they did in 2015 and stressed the importance for the people of the South-East to support the second term bid of President Buhari to ensure the actualization of a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023.
According to him, “Nobody is disparaging the person of Atiku. What we are saying is that he does not have the capacity drive the current Nigeria.
“He does not have team to drive the current Nigeria. He does not have pedigree and history. He does not have the transformative mentality. He does not have the charisma to take Nigeria to the level we are going into.
“This is no longer the period of experimental governance in Nigeria and Abia state in particular. Enough of experimentation, enough of rigmarole.
“We are happy that our main opponent is Atiku Abubakar. And he has chosen a south easterner. Is for the south east to choose. The vice President that might be removed under one year.
“And our consistent demand that to prove that the civil war has duly ended, the next president after the second tenure of President Buhari should come from the south east zone”.
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