CAMPAIGN ROAD MAP
President Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressive Party (APC) has officially unveiled the ruling party’s campaign road map ahead of the 2019 election. The road map tagged “NEXT LEVEL” which was announced earlier today is aimed at APC re-election across all thirty-six (36) states and Federal Capital Territory. Meanwhile, it is understood Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is equally doing the same and at the moment, hitting at each other’s policies.
The President on his Campaign road map during launch at presidential villa vowed to take Nigeria to a greater height against sixteen (16) years wasted by PDP. He was immediately interrupted by PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar who made reference on the current administration failure on its agenda to enhance security, anti-corruption and high rate of unemployment issue.
Mr. President went to state that his administration so far has worked hard, having laid a strong, stable and prosperous country for the majority and the teaming population. Though the road may have been difficult, having spent three and a half years working on foundational work, often not visible, glorious but very vital to achieving the kind of country desired.
He emphasized that we are a nation at war, in the face of raging insurgents which have left many parts of the north-east devastated but have been delivered based on the commitment to secure the territorial integrity of our nation. He added that seventeen local government areas which were under the grip of insurgent were liberated. While in the Niger Delta region, brokering and sustaining peace was crucial to stabilizing the polity.
On the other hand, Atiku (PDP aspirant) while addressing the house noted that the refineries have not exceeded ten percent of its output capacity. Describing Nigeria as the most inefficient member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in terms of the percentage of installed workable refinery compared to refined crude.
Atiku said, if elected into office, his administration will prioritize investment in nameplate capacity and ensure that the nation’s refineries are capable of outputting two million barrels of refined product per day by 2025. Adding that, all outstanding government-owned refineries will be privatized to competent off-takers with the mandate to produce at the agreed output level.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha reflected on Buhari’s administration, “We came in when Nigerians clamored for change and the rest of the world looked up to our nation for direction. When hope was lost and a leader with distinct integrity was needed for our nation”.
Mr. President, therefore, highlighted on key areas huge progress has been made, starting with the high rate of corruption, described as its highest level in the government is now a thing of the past, as the Treasury Single Account (TSA) has made it very difficult for agencies, ministries, and departments to exercise unrestrained liberties of corrupt practices. Investing in infrastructural projects across the country, while agricultural expansion on the nation has witnessed huge growth.
The party campaign road map as declared by Mr. President is just to initialize his political ambition. Stick around as we look forward to their campaign and debates.
- Is the president to focus on the campaign road map or the nation’s economy?