Former Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Bolaji Abdullahi, has averred that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has ruined the country.
Naija News reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain expressed displeasure over the state of the nation while speaking at the 33rd edition of the ‘Media Parliament’ of the Kwara State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Ilorin, on Wednesday.
He said APC has crumbled the country and cannot be exonerated from the challenges of insecurity and poverty currently ravaging the nation.
According to Abdullahi, who is the PDP Kwara central senatorial candidate in the forthcoming general election, Nigerians should vote out any politician contesting under APC.
The ex-minister said the 2023 general elections offer Nigerians another historic opportunity to make Nigeria work again.
He said: “The APC government has brought this nation to its kneels. All the things we thought could not happen had happened in the last seven years. There is no way we can exonerate APC from the problems of this country.
“APC has ruined this country. Nigerians should say no to any politician seeking elective office under APC. 2023 presents a historic opportunity to make Nigeria work again.
“Every Nigerian lives in fear today because of the problems of insecurity and poverty. The poorest of the poor are 90 million in Nigeria today. But we seem not to understand the magnitude of the problem facing us. We carry on as if all is well. We are treating cancer with wrapping bandage on it.”
The PDP Chieftain demanded an immediate solution to the ongoing ASUU strike to prevent the nation’s education system from completely collapsing.
He argued that a peaceful resolution to the dispute is necessary to enable students to resume their academic activities.
Abdullahi expressed concern over the nation’s security issues, adding that all hands must be on deck to find a long-term solution.
He urged the youths to contribute their quota to ensure better development of the country.