The opposition party says the president is desperate for re-election.
The South East chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has advised the Igbo to distance themselves from President Goodluck Jonathan and not back his “desperate” reelection bid in 2015.
The party condemned the president over his attack on the opposition party during a rally in Enugu.
Mr. Jonathan had at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, rally in Enugu described the APC as a party progressing to nowhere in particular, but to hell. The president said the PDP was the only true democratic party in Nigeria.
In a statement by its spokesperson, Osita Okechukwu on Sunday, the South East APC said the president’s speech was uncouth, un-presidential and showcased a man who was desperate for second term.
It said that Mr. Jonathan’s verbal attack gave him out as a man obsessed with do-or-die politics in his to get re-elected in 2015.
“How can a president throw caution to the winds, mount the rostrum only to cast aspersions on our great party, the APC?” APC said.
“It means he has not found time to read the manifesto of the APC, which has War Against Corruption as the first cardinal program, a war Jonathan detests.”
The party said during the PDP North East zonal rally in Bauchi State two weeks ago, instead of narrating his efforts in combating the Boko Haram insurgents, Mr. Jonathan resorted to blame games, insults and invectives.
Stating that it was unbecoming of the president, the APC called on Ndigbo to distance themselves from Mr. Jonathan, insisting that a vote for Mr. Jonathan in 2015 would be a wasted one.
“Even the Niger Deltans are disappointed with his poor performance since he failed in four years to complete the East-West road which cut across the length and breadth of Niger Delta,” the party said.
“Will it not be foolhardy to expect anything good from the same president with the same inchoate, nebulous and anti-peoples’ economic policy, bedeviled by pervasive and monumental corruption? You cannot vote the same president with the same inept and clueless leadership qualities and expect different result.”
The APC said in spite of the hype, the Enugu International Airport upgraded by the Jonathan administration could not attract major international airlines like British Airways and Lufthansa.
The opposition party dubbed the PDP unity rally in Enugu a grand deception, stating that ex-Governors Orji Uzor Kalu of Abia state and Chimaroke Nnamani of Enugu state, which the ruling party claimed would be received by Mr. Jonathan at the event were allegedly chased away because of “serious intra- crisis ravaging PDP South East.”
The party said it surprised that a busy president would waste his time to come to a zonal rally to receive only a member of the House of Representatives into his party.
Meanwhile, Mr. Okechukwu was on Saturday elected as a national delegate of the APC from Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Okechukwu was elected alongside a former national secretary of the All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, Emma Eneukwu, Azuka Omenkeku.
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