Stop making promises you can’t fulfil, South-West APC tells Jonathan

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

The South West Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has criticised President Goodluck Jonathan for creating a notion that the implementation of the 2014 National Conference report is dependent only on his re-election.

In a statement issued on Sunday by Pius Akinyelure, APC National Vice-Chairman (Southwest), the party dismissed the impression, describing Mr. Jonathan’s statement as illogical and unreasonable and directed to earn cheap popularity from the South-west.

“If the Jonathan administration was interested in restructuring, it would not have waited for three years in office before convoking the 2014 National Conference,” the party said.

President Jonathan inaugurated the National Conference in March, last year and the 492-member strong delegates who participated in the conference submitted their recommendation in August.

The party noted that with the “lopsided nature” of the federation Mr. Jonathan’s administration inherited about five years ago, he ought to have swung into action immediately and put necessary mechanisms in place “to equitably and fairly restructure Nigeria for the benefit of all.”

“Jonathan is using the report of the 2014 National Conference as a political weapon from a region his administration “has not been fair to despite its support for the president in 2011.

“President Jonathan should stop appealing ethnic sentiment in order to score cheap political marks. A president, under whose watch the Ekiti election was rigged, cannot restructure Nigeria.”

The party urged the people of South-West, and Nigeria in general, not to take the president serious again, noting that the Peoples Democratic Party had no idea on how to move Nigeria forward.

The party said the APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, and his running mate, Yemi Osinbajo, had made a covenant with the people of Nigeria contained in the 2015 Buhari/Osinbajo Manifesto.

According to the party, once elected, the Buhari/Osinbajo government would initiate action “to amend the Nigerian Constitution with a view to devolving powers, duties, and responsibilities to states in order to entrench true federalism and the federal spirit.”

“The Buhari/Osinbajo government ‘will restructure governance for a leaner, more efficient, and adequately compensated public service sector, while promoting effective participation of the private sector for more robust job creation programmes to employ the teaming youth.

“The Buhari/Osinbajo government would bring to an end an arbitrary deduction of statutory allocations due to states governed by the opposition party and the back-door allocation to the states that are not critical of an anemic national government under the PDP.”


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  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    PDP led by president Ebele Jonathan has had their own chance and ruled Nigeria for the last six years of sixteen years of PDP rein of looting,poverty development and embezzlement.President Jonathan is just deceiving the same Yoruba tribe people that he marginalized out of his government for the past six years.
    Why didn’t president Ebele Jonathan,inaugurated the national conference as sovereign national conference if Jonathan really meant well for Nigeria and had intended to really implement the confab report?
    All state legislature and senate and House of representatives must approve the national conference report before president Ebele Jonathan can ever attempt to implement the national conference report.Jonathan is playing deceit with Yoruba tribe.

    • tom

      he was busy gallivanting in private jets, and plotting term elongation, to the extent that he openly and shamelessly attributed the site of private jets of a few greedy goons around him to the success of his government and Naija as a whole, how myopic ! …well,now it our time to pay in kind.

  • hummm

    Its called empty promises you cant keep.

  • Remi

    He even want to create ibadan state while he cannot create a single local government. In 6 years he could not get PIB passed but he wants to implement confab report that has since being gathering dust. He has over 40 bills to sign but is busy sharing dollars all over the place. If these bills are not signed then they would have to be returned to the national assembly to start all over again with time and money wasted. That is promise jona for you.

  • ubong ekanem

    why are the APC scared of PGEJ? why not go and focus on your own campaign

  • kemi

    we believe PGEJ is not making empty promises,and the south west is better off under him than GMB

  • uzo

    PGEJ will do it all for the south west

  • chinwe davis

    Railways, universities and roads, whats that? APC go and hide your face if you have nothing reasonable to say.

  • I ask one thing,what has APC got to offer? because i have not heard a thing they said they will do, all they do is criticize, heading for doom that’s all i see in their direction.

  • Jonathan has done, and will do more…. keep calm and vote GEJ.

  • uduak akpan

    PGEJ always says what He can do

  • Mrs benita akpan

    He promised to conclude the unbundling of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and to privatise its entire constituent parts except the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), He fulfilled it.

    • Passionate about Nigeria

      Hahaha! What a laugh….clearly Mrs. Akpan you do not know what you are talking about. Anyone that knows what is going on in the power sector will laugh at your statement. Go and find out from those that bought the parts of former PHCN…talk to the staff working in those sham companies and then come back. Most of the so-called foreign investors have pulled out because it was just contract for the “boyz”…. they just shared the parts of PHCN to their people who have not intention or clue on what to do to actually run power end to end…. Please Mrs. Akpan, some Nigerians are part of the system and know what is really going on….

  • Ndubuisi Chinedu

    Are guys afraid that he will keep up to his words ?

  • Divine West

    APC should stop disturbing mr. president and think of how they can win there elections.

  • Bassey

    If Jonathan promise anything he will do it, on like you people in APC that does not keep up to your word.

    • Desmond

      mention one promised he fulfill

    • tom

      say what you like, we will meet at the polls

  • arinze uba

    You people know that our president GEJ is a man of word and he will and always do what he promise. Unlike GMB who always promise blood shed and violent, let’s support our dynamic president GEJ and vote for him for continuity.

  • faith adams

    So hilarious, just like someone gazing at his own tummy, they should stop mocking themselves, the IWOFE road Gov. Amaechi promised to finish is stll there.

  • Enumah

    APC and their blasting will take them nowhere.

  • Etega

    GEJ 4 TRUTH AND JUSTICE

  • Kufere

    PDP is the winning team, GEJ is the returning President.

  • geraldine jaja

    the APC are bitter and frustrated#GEJtill2019

  • uko bassey

    hahahahahahahahaha..funny APC you guys are serious jokers!

  • ahmed

    GEJ always fulfills his promises#He’s the best ever!

  • nafisat

    Plese GEJ keep making us promises o’jare!#APC#BADBELLE

  • kingsley obi

    It now is crystal clear that the APC are so good at talking and nothing more.

  • Thanks for this, Chude!
    Someone is working in the nations!