By Mfonobong Ukpong |
As Nigerians continue to debate the leadership style of the current government under President Muhammadu Buhari, three years since he assumed office in 2015, the National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem, has asked Nigerians to get ready to replace Buhari with an intellectually sound person in 2019.
Speaking on Monday while featuring on a live radio interview on Comfort 95.1 FM, few days after Ex-President Ibrahim Babangida advised Nigerians to vote in new breed of leaders away from the old brigade of recycled military leaders, the former university lecturer described the President’s performance in office as a national embarrassment to the country, saying it was high time an intellectually sound person was voted into office to pilot the affairs of the country.
”We have better persons in Nigeria that can rule Nigeria. We have to bring in persons who are intellectually sound to lead us. We must bring people who are intellectually sound to govern Nigeria, not Buhari. He is not the kind of leader that Nigeria wants”. This government is bringing national embarrassment to Nigeria.
They are now adopting panic measures to see if they can shore up the failing image of the President. Of course we know the failing government of APC is not working.
Look at the other day they went and commissioned a project that was already commissioned by Jonathan. Three of them now in a series; one was a market in Nasarawa, the other one was the security system in Kaduna that was already inaugurated and commissioned by Jonathan. The market was inaugurated by Obasanjo when he was President. Why are they recommissioning it? Last week he went to Lagos to recommission the Atlantic city that was already inaugurated by Jonathan. Every day this government is making mistakes that are bringing national embarrassment to Nigeria, this government is sinking. This is not the kind of government that Nigeria deserves in 2018. We cannot continue to run Nigeria as if we are operating a military system”.
“We have better persons in Nigeria that can rule Nigeria. We have to bring in persons who are intellectually sound to lead us. We must bring people who are intellectuals in the country to govern us. He (Buhari) is not the kind of leader that Nigeria wants”.
The PDP National Legal Adviser faulted the recent award believed to have been conveyed on President by the Martin Luther Kings family, maintaining that there was no basis for such an award as according to him, the President doesn’t deserve any award. He cited his inability to tackle the insecurity problems bedevilling some parts of the country including Boko Haram attacks and the Kidnapping of school children, fulani herdsmen and farmers clashes, among others.
“This government lacks the capacity to protect Nigerians lives. My opinion is that this government lacks little regards for the lives of Nigerians”.
Enoidem, a former local government Chairman in Etim Ekpo, one time State Treasurer of the PDP and former Commissioner for Housing, and Urban Renewal under Akpabio’s government challenged the Federal government to point out one single project it has executed for the past three years.