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PDP determined to drive APC out of S’West, says Teslim Balogun
A former president of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Oyo State branch and national coordinator of All Workers Convergence (AWC), Andrew Emelieze, yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to step down, warning that the alleged performance dismal government could plunge the nation into chaos.
In a letter seen by The Guardian in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, Emelieze said: âOur country is in deep crisis under your protection (Buhari). It was everywhere a reign of torture, trauma and terror. On a daily basis, it is bad news, massive indiscriminate killings, hunger, scarcity and an incredible waste of human resources. “
On the economic level, he declared: âOur currency is devalued daily by your government to meet the impositions of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Thus, there is an unbearable daily increase in the cost of living and monumental hardship in the country. “
He accused the president of “obvious bias”, saying it “has sparked suspicion and mutual mistrust among people. Oddly enough, in your ascendant, it was as if your ethnic group had the power to wage a war against the rest of us. Not a day will go by without Nigerians being massacred. Yet you refused to see it as terrorism. Rather, you will justify the killings by giving the reasons for the daily massacre of Nigerians. “
THIS came as the leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Southwest, Rasheed Teslim Balogun, expressed confidence his party will defeat the region’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in polls from 2023.
Balogun, a candidate for governor in Lagos, said so yesterday, during a courtesy visit to some South West PDP leaders, Taofeek Arapaja and Soji Adagunodo, in Ibadan.
Pledging his loyalty to the party, Balogun said he would work with the leadership to ensure the PDP reclaims states in the region.
According to him, âour party will reconquer the South West and defeat the APC in Lagos in the next elections. The most important thing for us is to work in harmony and to forget any grudges. I am committed to ensuring that peace reigns supreme in the PDP family in Lagos. “
In response, Arapaja, who is the national vice president of the PDP, praised Balogun for demonstrating the qualities expected of a grassroots politician. For his part, Adagunodo said party leaders will ensure that all candidates have free and fair primaries.