Recession: We might run out of Nigeria after 2019 - Onwunbuya

Recession: We might run out of Nigeria after 2019 - Onwunbuya

- Dr Breakforth Onwunbuya is not happy with the government of the day

- The national coordinator, Freedom and Justice Movement (FJM), is advocating for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to be shown the way out in 2019

- He also lamented over the economic recession in the country

The national coordinator, Freedom and Justice Movement (FJM), Dr. Breakforth Onwunbuya, has warned that, if proper measure was not taken ahead of the 2019 election, there would no longer be Nigeria afterwards.

According to the veteran politician, the way the economy was being run by the APC-led government, it could lead to mass exodus of Nigerians out of the country.

Onwunbuya, who is the immediate past deputy national chairman of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), handed this warning on Monday, September 18 during the meeting of stakeholders of the proposed Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) in Abuja.

Recession: We might run out of Nigeria after 2019 - Onwunbuya
Dr Onwunbuya said both the APC and the PDP should not be an option in Nigeria in 2019. Photo credit: Yemi Itodo

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He said the recent announcement that Nigeria had exited recession was a mere political propaganda aimed at deceiving Nigerians, saying, “it has no atom of effect on the lives of common man on the street, even on the foodstuffs, materials and services.”

He said Nigerians were currently in bondage and tears, deprived of justice and suffering in the midst of abundance human and natural resources, which had led the youths into armed robbery, prostitution and brain drift.

To get out of the current quagmire, Onwunbuya said the solution was not in the APC nor in the PDP, which he said have failed the country.

He said, the formation of FJP was the best thing that would ever happen to the country, boasting that, the new party would form merger with other strong parties, “to rescue and deliver Nigeria and Nigerians out of this eminent collapse.”

He said the new party would also awake and steer good governance and promote rule of law, justice and freedom for all, while also eradicating poverty.

To ensure the emergence of credible leaders ahead of 2019, the national coordinator said the Independent National Election Commission had given the green light for the party to be registered, saying the group had already met the requirement set out by the umpire.

With membership spread across the 36 states and 774 local government areas in Nigeria, the party promised to unseat President Muhammad Buhari and other APC office holders across the country, come 2019.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has assured Nigerians that the party would defeat the APC in 2019.

Makarfi said a starting point to returning to Aso Rock in 2019 was to ensure that its elective convention scheduled for December was transparent and fair.

He made the statement when he received a delegation of former National Working Committee of the party on Tuesday, September 19 in Abuja.

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Watch this TV video of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan speaking on the chances of the PDP in 2019:


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