The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has said that its alliance with 37 other parties to form the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) is mainly to rescue Nigerians from the maladministration of the current regime.
The Chairman, ADC, Ogun State, Dr. Gbolade Oshinowo, disclosed this during a press conference at the party’s secretariat, Agbeloba, Abeokuta, Ogun State. He added that he was confident that the alliance would unseat President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.
Oshinowo also decried what he described as hunger in the land and pointed out that the country had become one with the worst economic indices in the whole world under Buhari.
The chairman, who reiterated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had failed woefully, said that the deployment of 56,000 military and police personnel ahead of the Ekiti State governorship election, was an indication that the president lacked the will to secure the country.
He added that the President should have sent the same number of personnel to stop the Fulani herdsmen’s killings in some northern states, he said.
Oshinowo maintained that the ADC was on a rescue mission to save Nigeria and Nigerians, calling on the youth and women to join the party in order to save the country from the current economic, religious and political chaos.
He said: “ADC is the fastest growing political entity in Nigeria for good reasons. It is a symbol of hope; it is a symbol of the concerted efforts of the patriots to rescue the nation from the present ongoing misrule and maladministration of the APC government and it is the hope of youth and women in general.
“Look at what is happening in the APC today, the President has performed woefully, everybody knows that and yet that big party cannot find anybody to challenge him.
He is the sole candidate; he has already been ordained again for another four years. Everybody sees that Buhari is not good for this nation. CUPP will provide an incredible alternative.”
He added: “ADC is engaged in a rescue mission. The ADC is a proud member of CUPP. We are also very keen on leadership and governance.
To a large extent, many people see politics as a quick way of making money, and not a platform for social development, for public service, for social engineering as our founding fathers want it to be. The ADC wants to change all that.
“It is a vehicle for restoring good governance. It is as if we are in a war situation. There are unrestrained killings. If someone wants to give the definition of the failed state, where life is brutish, short and insecure;
when you sleep and you don’t know that you will wake up; when you go to work, you don’t know if you will come back home; that is the description of Nigeria today.
“The economy has failed, Nigeria has now become one with the worst economic indices of poverty in the whole world. Over 300 businesses have been shut down since this administration came into office and more are shutting down.
Famine is looming because when farmers plant and they cannot harvest because their food has been scattered by cattle, what will be there for human consumption?”
Osinowo urged Nigeria not to miss the rescue train, saying it was time to vote out insecurity in all forms.