- Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has come down hard on the APC-led federal government
- The Senate minority leader is of the opinion that the present government has failed Nigerians
- The PDP chieftain said the government's failures has been obvious for a while
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari's government has failed the country.
The Senate minority leader made the comment while being interviewed in a programme on Channels Television.
“The party (Peoples Democratic Party) has its position and the position is very simple: this government has failed.
“You don’t have any other way of trying to cover it. You can say all the rhetoric, you make all the propaganda. You can go ahead and try to pull the wool over the eyes of the people but the #EndSARS protest showed a failure of this government.
“It is not that is just failing now. It has been failing all along and we have been continually pointed it out.”
Meanwhile, following the clamour from southeast leaders for an Igbo to be the next president, Senator Abaribe has insisted that the quest was non-negotiable in 2023.
The senator made this known on Wednesday, November 18, after the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Imo state council gave him an award.
The Senate minority leader argued that giving up the agitation would deepen the already existing pitiable condition and subject her people to second class citizens.
However, he urged the Igbos not to relent but to remain firm, resolute and undaunted in the face of legions of challenges.
In a related development, former Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha was on Monday, November 16, urged to vie for the 2023 presidential ticket by a group, Igbos for Rochas Movement 2023 Presidency (IRM).
2023: President of Igbo extraction to replace Buhari non-negotiable, Senate minority leader declares
During a visit to his home, IRM national coordinator Jeff Nwoha stated that the former governor's resume, after careful deliberations with other leaders, fits the presidency.
The group also posited that Okorocha was picked following his political background and philanthropic gestures.
While urging other intending aspirants from the zone to bury their ambition and join hands to make the president of Igbo extraction a reality, the group described Okorocha as a detribalised Nigerian.
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