A former Kano State governor and a presidential aspirant on the Peoples Democratic Party platform, Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Monday flayed President Muhammadu Buhari’s approach towards boosting the nation’s economy.
He also decried the level of infrastructural deficit in the South-East and called for a change of government at the centre in 2019.
Addressing the PDP members in Owerri, the Imo State capital on his consultation visit to the state, Kwankwaso said those who left the PDP in 2014 to support Buhari to emerge as President were disappointed with the current state of the country and its economy.
He expressed optimism that his political party, the PDP, would form government at the centre and in many states of the federation, next year.
According to him, most Nigerians are fed up with the ruling All Progressives Congress and would be happy seeing PDP return to power.
He said, “I have been in the South-East in the last few days and I want to say that the state of infrastructure in this region is poor. It is either that the government lacks the capacity to improve the economy or something.
Electricity is important in this country. The people need a government that will be just and provide jobs for teeming young Nigerians.
“PDP will win elections in 2019. Infrastructure in the South-East is poor. The roads are bad. We will work for the development of this country if Nigerians give us the opportunity.”
An elder statesman and Board of Trustees member of the PDP, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, described Kwankwaso as a good material for the office of the President.
He urged Nigerians to join the PDP to vote out a government that had failed the country.
The Imo State Chairman of the PDP, Charles Ezekwem, who was represented by his deputy, Martin Ejiogu, said the Igbo would only vote for a presidential candidate that would restructure the country and create an additional state in the region.