Okorocha: Buhari Has Failed On His Campaign Promises

Okorocha: Buhari has failed on his campaign promises due to the numerous issues the country is currently facing, hence Nigeria needs an alternative.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okoro­cha, on Wednesday, the 2nd of June, 2021, expressed deep re­grets that President Muhammadu Buhari, despite mass expectations, had not been able to fulfil his cam­paign promises on insecurity. He  noted that Nigerians were now looking for an alternative because the insecurity has  become too much to bear.

He also stated that the Fed­eral Government had been over­whelmed by the increase of insecurity in the country.

Okorocha also cautioned Nigerians against allowing themselves to be used to profile one another along ethnic lines.

Okorocha, who also happens to be the Senator said that Imo West is sadly being misrepresented. File of Nigerians based on the spate of insecurity in the land would send the wrong signals to armed groups who are ready to negotiate with the authorities. ­

While speaking in Abuja at a meeting with a group, Ni­gerians in Diaspora Asso­ciation in South Africa, he said: “When Jonathan came to power, the issue of corrup­tion became heightened and America took interest in the corruption in Nigeria and they needed somebody who had zero-tolerance for cor­ruption.

“The issue of Boko Haram became very high (Chibok girls, if you remember), peo­ple forget history very soon.

“It was on that basis also that Jonathan lost election and Buhari became president for two reasons: (first) that Bu­hari was going to jail all the corrupt people in Nigeria, like he did when he was military head of state and (second) that he will stop Boko Haram – that was the situation back then.”

Furthermore, he added, “But today what is threatening the unity of Nigeria – polarization of the country.

“So, Nigerians are look­ing for who can unite them, they want an Igbo, Hausa, or Yoruba man who can bring the country back together.”

The lawmaker called for calm, insisting on the need to not support retaliation or counter attacks.

“When Boko Haram start­ed, it killed more northerners than even the Igbo and Yoruba in Nigeria and they are still killing them up till date.

“They kill Muslims, Hau­sas – the Chibok girls are not Igbo girls; they are northerners. So, this is the situation we have found ourselves.”

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