A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),in Lagos State, Chief Olabode George, has condemned the way the All Progressives Congress (APC), is running the country, which he said, falls far behind what an average Nigerian had anticipated,
The PDP chieftain said this on the backdrop of what he deemed months of misrule of the ruling party, which he insisted was evident in the ways the party was gradually ‘falling apart’ within itself, as many of its notable leaders, who he said, vehemently fought for the emergence of the party in power, were currently being sidelind.
Chief George, who is also an ex-chairman of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), said this in an interview with the newsmen in Ikoyi, Lagos, as part of activities slated to mark his 71st birthday anniversary
He also questioned why the ruling party seemed to be reneging on the agreements made by Musa Yar dua and Goodluck Jonathan-led administration wich he said, brought about peace in the Niger Delta region for many years ,adding that negotiation with all aggrieved parties remained the best option in the area.
He, therefore, urged President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to respect all agreements reached by previous administrations with the region, adding that this might be the only way to achieving peace in the area.
“President Yar’adua did a lot to improve the lives of youths in the Niger Delta region, most of whom are now doing well in various courses of study abroad.” Even though, oil revenue dropped in recent times, the region remains key to our economy as a nation. But if you compare how much that was used to sustain people in that region so as to achieve peace with how much we have lost since the commencement of hostilities and blowing up of pipelines, then, you will realise the need for dialogue. As a political leader, the president must realise that it costs nothing to bring everybody together,” he added.