Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Mr. Dumebi Kachikwu has asked the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to step down from the presidential race.
Kachikwu who made this call at a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja said tinubu has no business being in this race or continuing this race.
According to him:” I personally believe that President Buhari had some good intentions in mind when he ran for office but alas when his health failed, his government also failed. Today, the same APC that failed the Nigerian people monumentally with a sick president has presented another sick candidate to the Nigerian people.
“There is nothing wrong with being old or sick as we will all get old someday. We also all get sick at some point or the other. What I do have a problem with, is a candidate with significant cognitive disabilities embarrassing my nation and making a mockery of the entire political process.
“Eight years ago, there was palpable tension in our land as the fever of change gripped Nigerians, mostly our youths. Anything and anybody but President Jonathan they said.
“The APC skilfully manipulated the minds and emotions of Nigerians and successfully delivered a so-called reformed dictator as President of Nigeria. Eight years later, we now know that when people say change, we should ask for change in what direction. Even children don’t want to hear the word change.
“We are in this mess because we don’t question anything as a people. We are apathetic to politics and governance. We fail to see the connection between government, governance, and our lives because for too long the Nigerian Government has merely existed in the name of the Nigerian people”.
He continued; “I call on his family, his party, the APC, and President Buhari to prevail on him to do the right thing. I also call on INEC to wake up from their slumber. We can’t continue to be known as the nation that conducts sham elections. INEC can’t continue to pretend not to see the voter inducement that takes place at rallies all over the country. What of the primaries? Has anyone been indicted, sanctioned, or punished?
“There is too much at stake in this election for Nigeria and Nigerians. An INEC that wilfully disobeys court orders has already rigged the elections. Nigeria can’t afford another heartbreak.
“It is a tragedy that a month to the Presidential Elections, the myriad issues that plague our nation have not been debated by the Presidential Candidates. How do we fix our economy other than just saying from consumption to production? Produce what, where, and when? We can’t continue to deceive our youths and the generality of Nigerians with cliches and nice-sounding phrases. How do we solve our energy crisis? Is it okay for Nigerians to perennially queue for fuel or live in darkness in the year 2023? What about unemployment, housing, infrastructural deficit, security, and our nationhood? When do we discuss and debate these in detail so the Nigerian people know what is at stake in this election? Our nation is in serious trouble.
“Any presidential candidate who thinks he can preside over this nation without a clearly articulated plan on how to fix our problems from day one is living in Lalaland. The over 120 million poor Nigerians who carry the burden of our failures are rumbling. When this rumbling will turn into an earthquake, no one knows. God help us all when the earthquake comes”, he stressed