By Ndubuisi Michaels
Former Special Duties Minister and leading presidential aspirant on the platform of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Tanimu Turaki (SAN), at the weekend warned that Nigeria’s unity was faced with great threat.
The aspirant, who gave the indication in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, said: “Today Nigerians are divided like never before. The survival of the country is in serious jeopardy and her unity is under threat because we have a clueless and inept leadership.”
He noted that insecurity bordering the country in 2015 was just the remnants of the Boko Haram Terrorists who have been chased to the border towns, one expects the APC to have settled the issue but now they (Boko Haram insurgents) have regrouped and retooled with the federal government money.
“Everyday, hundreds of people are killed across the country by criminal herdsmen and nobody has been arrested or prosecuted. The souls of the dead are crying for justice in their graves.
“In 2015, Nigeria economy was number one in Africa because we made people to believe in themselves, but today, Nigerian economy has collapsed and investors are divesting from the country.
He said “Corruption did not start with the PDP but, the party created critical institutions to tackle corruption. Most of the people being tried were PDP leaders. The Freedom of Information Act was passed under PDP government.”
The Senior lawyer said that among all the aspirants of the party, he was best qualified for the job at hand in the country.
Turaki noted that he believe in the restructuring of the country but lamented that the constitution is making restructuring an impossible task.
He was in the state to canvass for support of the delegates as the party votes to pick a flag-bearer for the 2019 presidential election.