We Are Yet To See Impact Of Buhari Govt- South West APC Leaders Lament

Leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC)
in the South West zone converged on Ibadan, Oyo
State capital on Thursday demanding for true
Federalism in the national polity just as the Vice
President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo reassured that a
‘glorious dawn’ awaits the country.
At the zonal conference of the APC with the theme
“The South West and the Challenges of Change in
Nigeria”, held inside the Banquet Hall of Premier
Hotel, Ibadan, the participants comprising party
leaders as well as political office holders lamented
that over one year on assumption of office of the
administration, citizens of the geo-political zone are
yet to feel the positive impact of governance as
anticipated.
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They called for fundamental restructuring of Nigeria,
true and genuine Federalism and all-inclusive
participatory government, among others as they
reeled out the enormity of the challenges of their
people.
Speaking one after the other, participants
emphasized the need to continue to support the
Federal Government in its ongoing war against
corruption while urging party leaders from South
West to articulate the challenges and prospects of
governance in the zone and formally present same
to the Presidency with a view to cushioning the
socio-economic hardship of the citizenry.
Specifically, they resolved to reposition the South
West geo-political zone for unity, consultation and
collaboration to ensure better service delivery to
their people.
While expressing worry for the dwindling national
economy, the APC South West leaders canvassed
for restructuring of the country by ensuring a
genuine and true Federalism submitting that “it is
impossible to go on like this if any meaningful
development is to be achieved.”
The party leaders also called for a review of the
Executive Presidential system of Government
currently being practiced in Nigeria saying “it is
wasteful, expensive and corrupt.”
Vice President Osinbajo, in his address to the
gathering delivered on his behalf by the Special
Adviser to the President on Politic Matters, Senator
Babafemi Ojudu, said that the Presidency is not
unaware of the economic hardship that the people
are facing.
His words: “President Muhammadu Buhari is only
too aware of the economic hardship that our people
are facing. He feels the pains that you feel, and he
has asked me to reassure you that a glorious dawn
awaits!”
Speaking further, the Vice President said: “As you
all may well know, the darkest part of the night is
the period before dawn. Nigeria’s dawn is about to
break! We are determined to turn things around, so
that, once more, our people will begin to feel the
real impact of government in their lives.
“Our plea to our people is for greater understanding
and patience even as we forge ahead to continue
the work of making the lives of all Nigerians better
again. We seek your continued trust and ask you all
to join hands with the government as we tackle and
surmount the challenges ahead. Change is not easy,
but we are not relenting until we achieve a better life
for all Nigerians.
“The change that we advocate will be irrevocable
when we are finally done. We just have to change
from our old ways of doing things because things
cannot be allowed to continue the way they were.
Though things may appear difficult at the moment,
it will not be long before Nigerians start deriving the
full benefits of the current policies of government
which are designed to reposition the country and
improve on the prevailing economic situation.”

Author: News Editor

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