Kowa Party canvasses maternal system of govt
AS APC’s Amaechi shuns debate
THE opposition, Kowa Party (KP), at the weekend canvassed the adoption of maternal system of government in the polity.
A representative of KP, Alhaji Saidu Bomboy, who spoke at a function organised by the Nigeria Election Debate Group (NEDG) held at the International Conference centre, Abuja, believed that such a system could throw up his presidential candidate in the person of Prof. Remi Sonaya, to sweep the poll, in the forth-coming elections in February.
At the occasion, the directors general of the Presidential Campaign Organisations of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rotimi Amaechi and Ahmadu Ali, billed to partake in the were conspicuously absent.
However, Bomboy remarked that Sonaiya, who is a professor of French Language and Linguistics at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has the touch to restore peace and prosperity in the country.
Making reference to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who had been administering Liberia, once a war torn country, without any form of discord among the citizenry, he assured that the KP candidate would re-enact a similar feat by institutionalising the rule of law, and anti corruption measures in the polity.
Prof. TundeAdeniran, who stood in for the PDP said a peep into President Jonathan cabinet clearly indicated his belief in running an all inclusive government that would deliver the good for Nigerians.
Recalling how the G36, who were keen on emancipating Nigerians from the shackles of military rule founded the PDP in 1999, he warned against voting for a president that would trample on the rights of Nigerians.
Harping on the need to re-elect President Goodluck Jonathan to consolidate on the gains so far recorded in the education, health, railway and road transportation and power sectors of the economy, he expressed the resolve by President Jonathan to pave way for Nigerians in the diaspora to cast their votes whenever elections are held in the future.
He assured that under President Jonathan, the gross domestic product (GDP) grew from 8.29 and 7 per cents in 2010 and 2011 to the extent that Nigeria’s economy was rated the fastest growing economy in Africa.
He said that President Jonathan is committed to diversifying the economy, he remarked that the country’s foreign reserve now stands at $37 billion, he disclosed that with the $ 1 seed capital in the sovereign wealth fund would help cushion the effects of the fall in the price of oil.
At the occasion chaired by the director general of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Mr. Sola Omole, representatives of the United Progressive Party (UPP) and Hope Party (HP), Messrs Chambas Okorie and HarunaYahaya expressed commitment to the no violence accord aimed at ensuring a free and fair poll devoid of rancour and acrimony among politicians in the polity.