Full Statement: APC Campaign Council Faults Peter Obi’s Manifesto

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Naijanews Dec. 7, 2022 6:21 a.m.

Full Statement: APC Campaign Council Faults Peter Obi’s Manifesto

“And if indeed the LP candidate paid for the wishy-washy document, he should ask for a refund for the following reasons: “On security, in his document, Obi and his running mate promised to tackle insecurity, and defeat Boko Haram, Bandits and other violent crimes by partnering with Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

“On non-oil GDP and Widening Tax Net, the APC-PCC said: “We are happy that Obi admitted in his document that non-oil revenue has increased significantly under the Buhari-led APC administration and he will continue with the success.

“The LP candidate simplistically diagnosed Nigeria’s problem as ‘elite, which is self-indicting as he and his running mate, who he styled ‘new breed’ are members.

“While President Buhari and the APC administration believe there can never be any meaningful economic growth without the infrastructure to power it, we don’t expect, Obi, a warehouse and container economist to understand the nexus between economic growth and infrastructure.

The full statement reads: “As a candidate, he (Obi) has nothing new to offer Nigerians beyond hawking fake statistics and preying on the young people’s sentiments as a demagogue.

“Another self-indictment as the hallmark of his campaign has been to jump from one church to the other, positioning himself as a ‘Christian candidate’ and inciting the church against the current APC government.

“As a candidate, he has nothing new to offer Nigerians beyond hawking fake statistics and preying on the young people’s sentiments as a demagogue.

“The current APC-led Federal government has expanded the tax net in Nigeria from 10 million payers in 2016 to the current 41 million according to the Federal Inland Revenue Service.

“Obi’s policy document, if anything, has only exposed him as ill-prepared for the titanic task of governing a country the size of Nigeria.

“Peter Obi’s document contains no grand policy initiatives and options to excite right-thinking Nigerians.

“After perusing the document which is very high on graphics and demagogic rhetorics and short on substance, we have concluded that the document is empty and vacuous.

“In a show of total lack of awareness, Obi also promised to complete Dadinkowa hydropower project as part of his promise to solve electricity problems in Nigeria without knowing that the same project has since been completed by the current administration of President Buhari.

“For the past seven years, Obi’s sing-song has been that infrastructure does not help the economy and eliminate poverty.

“We are glad that LP and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, finally released their much-awaited policy document after many contradictory statements on same.

“His current successor, Governor Charles Soludo, attested to Obi’s mediocre performance as Governor of Anambra in his recent widely published article.

“We wonder whether the LP candidate sometimes bothers to check the meaning of a failed state and whether the country he dreams to govern falls into the mould of Yemen or Somalia, where institutions of government have lost total control of their societies..

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