APC will break vicious circle of bad governance in Nigeria — Buhari, Aregbesola

Party Supporters cheering as General Muhammadu Buhari arrives venue of the rally

Osogbo, the Osun State capital, was agog on Wednesday when the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari stormed the South-west state in continuation of his campaigns for the 2015 general elections.

The Osogbo township stadium was filled to the brim as party members and supporters thronged the capital from across the state of Osun in their thousands.

They had insisted on waiting for Mr. Buhari since 10 a.m. as the candidate was attending a stakeholders workshop on non-violent elections in Abuja.

In his speech, Mr. Buhari lamented that the country in the last one and a half decades has found itself in a vicious circle of bad governance, insecurity and breakdown of law and order.

He said unless something is done urgently, the nation will continue to wallow in political stagnation, economic depression and social insecurity.

According to the presidential candidate, the APC is willing and ready to break this endless circle of socio-political misfortune.

He disclosed that through agriculture and mining, the APC will create jobs for millions of unemployed youths roaming the streets of the nation.

Mr. Buhari, amidst dancing and singing by the huge crowd of supporters, said “for upward of 16 years now, this country has found itself in a vicious circle of incompetence, unemployment, insecurity and web of corruption.

“This circle will continue unbroken unless drastic efforts are made to arrest this downward socio-political trend. My party, APC, has the blueprint to break this circle, halt the trend of misfortune and change it to fortune for the country.

“We are going to redouble our efforts in the agriculture and mining sector to provide jobs for millions of unemployed youths. I urge you my people of Osun to collect your permanent voters cards so that you can vote en-masse for‎ APC come February 14.”

‎Speaking earlier, the governor of the State of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola who laced his speech with various songs to which the crowd responded, noted that the upcoming election is going to be that of independence from poverty and under-development.

He argued that 16 years of PDP had brought untold hardship and bad luck to virtually every facet of the Nigerian life.

‎Mr. Aregbesola stressed that every Nigerian who has the love of this country at heart will certainly know that this is the time for change to rescue the fortune of Nigeria from the political buccaneers.

The governor pointed out that the country’s political configuration has changed as all the six geo-political zones have come together to speak with one voice, saying the APC is the only good thing that can happen to the country.

‎According to him, “The vote of February 14 is significant as it is symbolic. It is a vote of liberation from poverty, bad governance, insecurity and total collapse of infrastructure.

“For 16 years, PDP has ruled this country and the country has got nothing to show for it, it is all 16 years of waste, misrule and backwardness.

“Therefore, anyone who has the love of the country at heart will definitely stand for change, which wind is blowing across the country. And Osun in its character is totally for APC and Buhari”.

Also, the National Chairman of APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, described the presidential candidate of the party as a man of courage, principle and honesty.

He noted that Mr. Buhari is a personality whose astuteness imbued him with the talent to see far ahead of others.

He held that a vote for Mr. Buhari is a vote to cancel insecurity, corruption and clueless administration.

“Today, across the country it is one singsong‎ ‘SaiBuhari.’ even our friends in PDP are also singing the same song. Everybody wants Buhari to bring change that the nation needs at this critical moment,” he said.

The highpoint of Mr. Buhari’s visit to Osogbo came after the rally at the stadium. The APC candidate, in a long convoy, drove through the major streets of the state capital.

As the convoy drove from the stadium through Aiyetoro, Onisekere, Sabo Junction, Igbona, Old Garrage, Okefia up to the Government House, it was a deafening shout of Sai Buhari from the excited crowd of residents who expressed support for Mr. Buhari.


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  • Truthometer

    Good! Lessons learned. No more Dumbo mistake. GMB all the way!

    • Nda Kudu

      Yes woo!

  • King Carlos

    Great mistake that can never be repeated. If APC let us down too, we’ll vote them out too.

    • Mosaku 147

      King Carlos,you just summed it up.this is what I have been saying to PDP sympathizers around me. If we (the people) can kick dumbo out,then buhari and APC too will know that we have the power to kick them in their butt if they don’t perform. But trust pigs for who they are,they will continue to ague that because those before dumbo did not perform,he (dumbo) is not obligated to perform or fight corruption. I wonder how and when Nigeria got to this point.

      • King Carlos

        yes o.. pidipigs are so dumb that they dont know they got voting rights. they are carried away by sentiments and shoeless stories.

  • adetolure Taiwo

    PDP WILL BEAT APC HANDS DOW PLS QUOTE ME NOW

    • WALE

      lier,i bet u G.M.B will surely win your pooling boot

  • excel

    It’s time for CHANGE, nigeria can’t remain with the clueless gej/pdp and keep deceiving Nigerians let vote for CHANGE its possible with you Vote GMB for GREATER and PROGESSIVE Nigeria

  • Agbedina Omokehinde

    The change must start from Lagos.

    Positive Change, JK is OK.

    In the past 16 years from Alliance for Democracy (AD) TO Action CONGRESS (AC) and is offshoot action congress of Nigeria, to APC led government and governance it is tale of woe and betrayal of our people, no water to drink, creation of massive unemployment by government decision and action, harassment, intimidation, seizure of traders wears, terrorism by government agencies.

    Despite the much economic resources and investment opportunity abound in Lagos state, huge internally generated revenue and federal allocation, you will agreed with me that there is massive unemployment in the state, over 3 million graduate are unemployed in Lagos today, tens of thousands of both university, polytechnic and other higher institution are graduating into the unemployment market every year and hundreds of thousands of secondary school leaver are graduating every year, 80 percent of them cannot get admission to higher institution they are rooming the street of Lagos. This is a serious problem, for the past 16 years the APC led government is not concretely addressing this problem.

    In education the only university own by the state is in total collapse, 24 of the course offer by the university have been dis-accredited by the National University Commission, this is due to lack of resource personal, inadequate staff, lack of necessary educational infrastructure etc occasion by the APC led government ineffectiveness, insensitivity and failure of government and governance.

    In health the ACN led government is in confusion, they promise and profess free heath for Lagosian but in truth our people paid for bed, for drug even for drinking water at the state own hospital, a government of lies and deceit. Lack of adequate benefit and care for the medical and non medical staff of the state own hospital, 30 people died due to the doctors strike in the state, despite this APC led government see no reason to come to term with the request of the striking Doctor, this is inhuman, irresponsible and irresponsive on the part of government to the plight of our people. A government that does not care about the welfare and well being of the people, the common people that use the public hospital. It is criminal.

    In infrastructure : market, shops, business and residential premises of our people are being demolished without adequate compensation or resettlement, people are being thrown to the unemployment market every day, their business and sources of livelihood destroyed, made homeless by government that profess to care for them. This in turn has increase the level of insecurity in the state; it is a tale of woe and betrayal of our people, creation of massive unemployment by government decision and action. Harassment, intimidation, seizure of trader wears terrorism by government agencies. This is not Governance.

    Misplace priority: Budget and budget making in the present Lagos State including the local government is largely the prerogative of few bureaucrat, citizen especially those at the community level are rarely involve in the all important policy making project, policies are made for the citizen by this selected few, many of whom never visited the communities for decades. Much of what has been called development has not produce any human development but human retardation and stagnation because human being who suppose to develop have no say in the policies and program formulation and implementation, at the level of politics and level of government, the policies and programs are simply worked out and imposed by the few from the top.

    APC led government and governance for the past 16 years is a dictatorial and imposition government, promoting human retardation and stagnation.

    Giving this situation it is very critical for us to create alternative platform to rescue our people and prevent further degeneration and for a life of dignity for our people. JK is OK