From David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi
Nnewi-based Prophet Iyke Uzukwu has said that the greatest legacy President Muhammadu Buhari could leave behind is that he ensured free, fair and credible elections in the forthcoming national polls.
Prophet Uzukwu who is the spiritual Director of Soul Revival Ministry, Nnewi, Anambra State said that President Buhari should ensure that people’s votes count and not allow, according to him, a repeat of what happened during the party primaries where the highest bidder got the tickets across the major political parties.
“It was alleged that in 2011 President Buhari said he was no longer interested in partisan politics. It was also alleged that the current All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Amed Tinubu went to Buhari’s hometown, Duala some years after to convince him to contest again and promised to help him become President, on the condition that he (Buhari) would hand over to Tinubu after eight years.
“If that was true, that agreement is not in the best interest of Nigerians who should choose the best from the contestants to be their President. That agreement must not be honoured. It’s undemocratic.
“Tinubu campaigned against former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 but the APC campaign promises are all lies. Tinubu and his allies should go and beg Jonathan to forgive them. All the things he said against Jonathan were all lies.
“Change for better is all lies. They promised to bring the price of kerosine from N50 to N35; fuel from N97 to N50; employment opportunities and even the exchange rate, these are all lies. Bye-bye to poverty they promised is welcome to abject poverty now. Many students and pupils roam the streets because their parents and guardians could not pay their school fees. So, APC government is a bad dream one would not like to have two times, ” the Prophet noted.
He said that poverty in Nigeria had given birth to a high level of insecurity, adding that criminals had become so sophisticated that security agencies could not match their sophistication which he blamed on bad governance.
He noted that the nation’s economic strangulation was drifting to a bottomless pit.
The Prophet said that the National Assembly had reacted to the ongoing cash crunch because they were directly affected.
“Each time Mr President went for borrowing they always supported him. They see nothing wrong in that. They are reacting to this redesigned naira notes issue because it affects them. The National Assembly is just a rubber stamp. Look at the way they quickly signed an increase in Value Added Tax (VAT). They don’t waste time to approve anything that would increase the sufferings of the masses, ” he said.
Prophet Uzukwu also said it was worrisome that security challenges in the South East had not abated due to, according to him, continued detention of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
He said that President Buhari should consider the plight of the people of the South East and see that Kanu is released as soon as possible.