The All Progressives Congress, APC, senatorial candidate in Ekiti State, Opeyemi Bamidele, has said that the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was not prepared for governance.
Bamidele was reacting to the debate held at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja on Friday.
The debate involved vice presidential candidates of five political parties.
Bamidele stated that the inability of the PDP vice presidential candidate, Dr. Peter Obi, to proffer credible solutions to crises bedevilling the country at the debate clearly showed that the Presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was not prepared for presidency in 2019.
Bamidele expressed disappointment that the PDP that had come with the mantra to banish poverty, could not use the debate to convince Nigerians that it has special solutions to the problems confronting the country.
According to the former federal lawmaker, “The submission and projection on how to strengthen the country by the former Anambra State Governor, Obi, in pivotal areas of education, security, economy, agriculture and infrastructure sectors didn’t show that Nigerians would get a better deal than they are getting now if his principal, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar wins the poll.”
Bamidele lauded Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for being “forthright by telling Nigerians areas where the present administration has not been able to make tremendous impact on Nigerians,” describing this as a rare trait of any African leader.
He spoke in a statement issued from Atlanta, United States of America and made available to journalists in Ado Ekiti yesterday.
He said “Nigerians must avoid the mistake of electing leaders who would come to experiment with the collective destiny of the citizens.
“Allowing Buhari and Osinbajo to consolidate on the democratic dividends being dished out would be a better option.
“PDP as a political party with quests to wrest power from an incumbent would have been practical to tell Nigerians what it has to do differently to resolve whatever mistake the Buhari’s government has made.
“All the policy thrust reeled out by the PDP vice presidential candidate that would be the hallmark of Atiku/Obi presidency were almost similar to what Nigerians are enjoying under the present government.”