2019: Why We Joined CUPP Against APC – PPA National Leader
The Progressives People Alliance (PPA) has blamed insecurity and impunity by the All Progressive Congress (APC) led-Government for joining the Coalition of United People Party (CUPP) ahead of 2019 general elections.
The National Leader of the party, Mr Godwin Ezeemo, made this known on Friday in an interview with newsmen in Umuchu, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra.
“All that is important in the coalition is to see that we raise a leadership that will be sensitive to development, security and issues affecting the people directly.
“That is not to say we will write APC off completely; there are few areas they did well but below the pass mark level.
“In the area of security; I am displeased with the way Nigerians are killed all over the country. It is not fair.
“Any government that fails to provide security for the people is not worth being there at all.
“We have equally seen that impunity remains a big issue in the current administration that allows a few to rule instead of adhering to the will of the people.
“The unfair treatment and the use of security and graft agencies against political opponents by the APC led-Federal Government is to say the least of its short comings,” he said.
However, Ezeemo, a former governorship candidate of the party in the state said “we will give the party half credit in its fight against corruption because they started half way and left it half way.
“It does not make sense of the whole effort in the fight against corruption that the fight is now been used to make politicians join the party.
“No administration has started the fight against corruption, but while APC started it, it has not been able to finish even one case,” he said.
The national leader said PPA was part of the coalition to ensure that only individuals with unquestionable character, sincerity and have the interest of the nation are elected in 2019.
“We need individuals, who are willing to lead selflessly and such individual must be acceptable to all the units of the country; such person must be a detribalised individual.
“We want a person who would remember that we do not have any other country than Nigeria; a leader that will not make decisions based on sentiments but on objectivity,” he stressed.
Ezeemo also criticised the freezing of government accounts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) saying it was like declaring a state of emergency where there was no need for one.
“That is why we support the call to restructure the country to reduce power at the center,” he added.
It could be recalled that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) formed alliance with 30 other political parties a month ago to collectively support a presidential candidate against the APC’s in the 2019 election.
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