By Dr Peter Awofadeju
Dog destined to lost, our elders say he would not listen to the hunter’s whistle. During the ruling of the major opposition party (PDP), All Progressive Congress was the strongest opposition in which PDP used to listen to the yarning of the masses which include complains from APC as opposition party and reconsidered whatever policy that people complained against.
When former president Goodlock Jonathan increased the price of fuel to one hundred and forty-naira, present president of Nigeria, president Muhammed Buhari, present APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and dignitaries in APC protested against the increment.
President Muhammed Buhari even said that he didn’t believe in fuel subsidy as he referred to it as fraud. Governor Fasola, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and APC as a whole campaigned against PDP and made promises to make the refineries work in Nigeria, equate naira to dollar, provide jobs for the employable youths and be paying some amount money to our aged people among us just as it is in practice in abroad.
Masses believed all APC promises and voted them in. This reminds me of elder’s proverb which says you don’t appreciate what you have, until you lose it’. This is the situation with Nigerians after we have brought in APC and Muhammed Buhari in to power.
Dollar is now seven hundred and ten-naira against one hundred and twenty naira in 2015, petrol is two hundred naira against ninety-seven naira, while in some places it is one hundred and eighty naira, bad of rice which was six thousand naira during PDP time is now thirty thousand naira and many things that can’t be mentioned.
No job provided for youths against their promises apart from thirty-thousand-naira contract jobs both at the states and federal levels for university graduates.
Instead to catering for our aged people, federal government resulted to the use of propaganda. Every time we read and watch or listen to television or on radio the amount spent on poor people and for feeding the school children in the nation without seeing any beneficiaries in our state, towns, and in our neighborhood. Trying to protest against their policy, they will use police, DSS and soldiers to deal with the protesters. A good example was the ENDSARS killing of protesters at Lekki in Lagos. No mentioning of perpetrators till date.
Coming to education, ASUU has embarked on labour strike now over five months, federal government sees nothing wrong with it, they have money to construct rail way from Nigeria to Nigger, money to pay political appointees, feeding ghost students that we can’t see beneficiaries, assisting ghost aged people with billions of naira and to travel here and there, but could not attend to ASUU. Recently, medical doctors threatened to embark on strike if there will not be security for them at work. With these, APC turned deaf ears.
Going to Muslim/Muslim ticket, people of the nation have expressed their opinion and rejected it, yet Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and APC pressed on, imposing themselves on Nigerians, using fake Bishops and religious leaders for Christians to support their devilish idea. This is similar to what happened in Osun State, masses were groaning, but the self-centered APC members backed the governor to continue till masses used their power which is PVC to vote them out. This led to name calling and raining of curses upon themselves after the election.
2023 general election is at the door step, APC will be surprised how Nigerians are going to vote them out completely out of government and become object of bad history. Killings from Fulanis in every part of the country, especially killing presidential guards, we cried, nothing was done to put this devilish act to an end. Attacking IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, Nigeria Police Force, DSS and soldiers were very active, but against these blood sucking demons, our security personnel do not have ammunitions to confront them.
Recently, we read from the pages of newspapers that federal government bought six jet fighters to fight against terrorists in northern part of the country, why are all these not used? APC deaf ears will cost them power in 2023 general elections.
People have compared and found out that People Democratic Party is the best out of the two known parties that have ruled Nigeria. APC are advised to enjoy the remaining time to the general elections, PDP candidates are warming up to take over power once again to make wrong right and people rejoice again.