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Agoro urges President Buhari to resign over graft in government


President Buhari<br />Photo TWITTER/NGRPresident

Chairman of the National Action Council (NAC), Dr. Olapade Agoro has dismissed the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) as a failed party and asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign immediately.

Agoro who described the APC as a “den of corrupt politicians” added that the presidential assignment given to the National Leader of the party Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu to appease all the aggrieved members as an “impossible task of waking the dead as no amount of rapprochement will resurrect the party.”

Agoro said the country needs some new set of leaders to clear the mess foisted on the country by the PDP and APC, just as he criticized former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s third force approach.

The NAC chairman who spoke to The Guardian at the weekend in his Apata, Ibadan residence reasoned that if the South African President Jacob Zuma could resign, Buhari has no moral right to stay in office because “his government is more corrupt than that of Zuma.”

Agoro said it was unfortunate that the president, who is claiming to be fighting corruption, is swimming deeply in corruption.

He said, “We have instances of many politicians being charged for corruption but instead of clearing themselves, they dumped their parties and joined the APC and that’s the end of the case. What do we say about Mainagate and other corrupt practices worse than that of Abacha. Buhari is a noisemaker on the issue of the fight against corruption. He himself is leading a corrupt government.”

The former presidential aspirant of NAC said that instead of Tinubu going round to appease members of the party, he should rather go and beg Nigerians who have “suffered harsh economic policies of this government, insecurity, power failure, and massive corruption as never been experienced in Nigeria.

“The assignment given to him is like asking Tinubu to wake up the dead. We heard of a man who woke up the dead, and that man is Jesus Christ. Jesus woke up Lazarus, who was dead for four days. Now President Buhari is asking Tinubu to wake up the APC that died for almost three years, and has already been buried.

“Tinubu has been given an impossible task. Tinubu has to go from one Nigerian to another; he has to visit every home to appease Nigerians. He wrongly led us into this mess.

“After his defeat in 2011, President Buhari made a vow not to seek Nigerians’ mandate again, but Tinubu surprisingly in 2015 went to Buhari, who is already weak and tired, and used his political machinery to capture power for Buhari.”

On the issue of violent attacks by herdsmen in some parts of the country, Agoro lamented that it was unfortunate that the President has not deemed it fit to visit Benue state where herders killed 73 Nigerians in an attack.

He said: “ We had never seen herdsmen carrying AK47 guns before. Now they are on the rampage killing innocent Nigerians across the country with guns worth over N2 million and the president is hesitant to take necessary action to curb the ugly trend.” 

The NAC National Chairman said his party would soon unveil its 21-point agenda that will rescue Nigeria from social and economic crises and send APC back to opposition.

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