Ezekwesili queries Buhari’s competence on economy, promises better

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THE presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, (ACPN), Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of rewarding incompetency in the way he keeps retains incompetent appointees in office.

In Calabar on Friday she told journalists, that, “We have seen serial failures in this administration. The president rewards incompetency. And I am not surprised because the he is incompetent but does not realise it.”
She explained that, the President has his way of extending the tenure of his appointees in office in which they have failed. According to her, “we have seen this with the military and in the police.

She said: “He has retained the Inspector General after the expiration of his tenure. This is the IG the president told the whole country he did not go to where he was assigned to go in Benue State.
What the president is telling us is that the life of the average Nigerian does not matter that much to him, otherwise he should be very shocked at the level of killings that happen.”
Explaining why she was in the race to oust Buhari, the ACPN presidential candidate noted that: “My greatest shock and one of my triggers for deciding to run for election not being a politician is that the debasement of the Nigerian life, which is the final straw that can turn us into a reign of anarchy.
“Children are growing up in this society and believing that killing a person is a normal thing; and there is no consequence. This is a dangerous level of impunity.
“I want to be the president of this country and be an effective commander-in-chief of our armed forces on the basis of competence, capacity and character.
“My work will ensure that the life of a Nigerian would be the epicentre of our development process. In terms of security, we would run the most efficient security system. We would reform the security infrastructure of the country. We would find the brilliant ones in our military establishment who have been hidden away in an era of incompetency and low productivity,” as she promised to extend the reforms in the military.
Faulting Buhari’s rating of herself on the economy, Ezekwesili wondered why it took him four years to realise that his economic policies were bad. She said, “the ability to get the economy right was what the president lacked the capacity to do.”
Ezekwesili bemoaned the poverty rate in Nigeria and promised that she would focus on “policies and institutions that would promote investments and innovative solutions to handle infrastructure.”

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