The Director General of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) 2019 Presidential Campaign, Lanre Oyegbola, has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign roadmap themed; “Next Level” with a rider; “we are going higher” is a ploy to hoodwink Nigerians into voting him for a second term.
Oyegbola said the All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed to deliver on campaign promises and does not deserve a second mandate.
The Campaign DG in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said the ANN was determined to campaign vigorously and win the presidential seat as well as other seats in order to entrench good governance in the country.
“The Alliance for New Nigeria wish to make it clear to Nigerians that the promise of going higher can suggest one of three things; the exchange rate is going higher or the poverty level is going higher or the number of failed businesses and unemployment is going higher.
“This position of the APC and their team is very apt. It describes the widening gap between the haves and the have nots. Between the elites and the common Nigerian like Leah Shuaibu who has suffered because her government whose primary responsibility is to protect her life and property has failed and this failure is recently announced to go higher when re-elected.
“The promise of next level is at best to clearly communicate that whatever is remaining of Nigerians is about to be completely wiped out. Easy to seduce because when they promised change before the 2015 general elections the majority of Nigerians were of the view that the change was going to be not just a change in government but also in change of the quality of life.
“Today, it’s nearly four years after and poverty level has deepened and hunger has bitten harder than ever before. So to go higher is indeed a promise of more hardship and pain to come.
“One of the greatest low points of this government is it’s failure in managing the economy of this vastly blessed nation. This government has not only reduced the viability of the Naira but has crippled its competitiveness because the economic driver that provides the impetus for the currency parity are completely weakened. Our export potentials are at best near zero.
“The claim of rise in foreign reserves is also not in correlation with the heavy borrowings. Nigeria’s debt profile in less than four years of misrule is far greater than the wasteful six years rule of the previous administration. And now they say ‘we are going higher.
“Nigerians then should simply expect more borrowings. Debts that generations yet unborn can’t pay or when they will have to pay, they will only become slaves in their own land and would have lost everything to a new colonial master from China. Nigeria is at the moment a Chinese colony economically and infra-structurally,”he said.