Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Oby Ezekwesili, has insisted that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar cannot bring about the change which Nigerians are yearning for.
Speaking while featuring on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television, Ezekwesil said Abubakar, who is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was not in any way better than President Muhammadu Buhari.
The former Education minister stated that Nigeria needs a new brand of politics, not from Abubakar or Buhari, who, according to her, belong to old politics.
She said, “No, Atiku can’t bring the change we are referring to. That is the old politics. Nigeria is ripe for new politics.
“I am talking of a new nation where sacrificial leadership is what we put at the centre of where people lead and that citizens first, not politicians first, becomes the mantra of everyone in a position of leadership.”
She said both the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are “Siamese twins of failure.”
The former Minister said the future of Nigeria and Nigerians would be at stake if either of the parties is given the mantle of leadership.
“Nigeria is at stake should you go with any of these two parties. These parties are the Siamese twins of failure. We have no reason to vote to continue to fail,” she said.
“Even the divine is tired of seeing Nigeria fail. What is at stake, children who die when they should not be dying under the watch of a leader that came under the grand swell of being a tried and tested general that could work everything to give security to people.
“What is at stake is that the normalising of killings across the country will simply just become our way. What is at stake is that corruption becomes known permanently as what we are known for as a country.”