A member of Osun House of Assembly, Mr. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to seek re-election in 2019.
Speaking with The Tide in an interview on the state of the nation in Port Harcourt, Jaja said Buhari's style of governance is not the pattern of Nigerian, it is not the way Nigerians act, and no previous president had behaved the way Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) behaves. So, I felt I should break the ice.
The President recounted some successes of the administration to his guest, with whom he had built a deep friendship in recent times, and was quite particular about strides in agriculture.
"Down the line, the people's interest has remained the focus of his government, anchored on the improvement of security, economy and fighting corruption tripod".
"We know that our governors, especially Governor Wike and Governor Fayose have been marked due to their principled position against the obvious incompetence, corruption and undemocratic credentials of the Buhari administration, for which Nigerians have been subjected to the worst form of suffering in the last three years", he added. This was partially a function of the reliance on oil that saw us abandon the historical revenue collection systems and switch to a culture of sharing resources, rather than generating them. "The majority of Nigerians appreciate what we are doing, and that is why I am re-contesting", President Buhari said.
According to him, "We have cut the importation of rice by about 90 percent, saving billions of dollars in the process". Nigeria should be able to feed itself comfortably soon.
"Hiding monies overseas, evading taxes by manipulation, and other unwholesome practices, have never developed a country, and for Nigeria to attain her true potential, these must stop".
A network, the Coalition of Civil Society Groups against Terrorism in Nigeria has urged the United Nations Office in Nigeria to call the Amnesty International (AI) to order over the global Human Right group's continuous interference in the affairs of the Nigerian security agencies, particularly the Nigerian Army on matters involving the operational approach in the ongoing war against the Boko Haram insurgents.
The PDP said it is astonishing that President Buhari did not transmit a letter to the National Assembly indicating that he was going on a week's vacation ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
We are not opposed to the fight against corruption, which, of course, was started by our party, through the establishment of credible anti-corruption institutions.