We Must Return APC ‘Change’ Govt To Daura –Attah
By Umoh-Obong Kingsley |
A business mogul – turned politician in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Johnson Attah, has called on Nigerians in general and Akwa Ibomites in particular to team up, “vote out and return the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government back to Daura“, hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari, come 2019.
Speaking on Wednesday at the Akwa Ibom State International Airport on arrival from consultation visit to Lagos, Mr Johnson said since the APC government came with the ‘change’ mantra in 2015, “it is yet to show any positive change rather the change is changing and bringing is everything backward”.
In his words, “We never knew their plans because they never gave us their blueprint, but only chanted ‘change’ without telling us what they wanted to change in Nigeria. We fell for their tricks but we have really understood what they meant by ‘change’. We are going to send the ‘Daura man ‘back to Daura for him to face his family.”
Mr. Johnson, who is aspiring for the Akwa Ibom State governorship seat come 2019 under the Democratic Alternative (DA) political party, noted that “governance is not supposed to be displayed in transparent glass, instead everyone; young, old, youth and women should see, touch and feel its impact”.
According to the Governorship candidate, “It is unfortunate that Nigerians are used to the show glass leadership. It is also unfortunate that some people who are complaining of insecurity must have had one thing or the other to do with those who are causing the insecurity; that’s why we must at all times remain law abiding citizens and abhor violence before, during and after election. If we do the right thing for our people, I don’t anybody will need to go about with security.”
Giving his blueprint for Akwa Ibom people, Mr Attah said his area of focus will be agriculture, education and Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) through the waterways, stating that the waterways in the state are to be used.
“I’m aspiring to make Akwa Ibom people understand what good governance is, and to make them see that it is not rocket science to pay teachers’ salaries, give them enabling environment to be able to impute into the pupils, and not rocket science for us to have an Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) just like Lagos State. It is about putting things in the right place.”
The governorship candidate who however gave the present administration in Akwa Ibom a thumps up and the commitment of Governor Udom Emmanuel on free, compulsory and qualitative education, said he does not have any problem with the current administration of Akwa Ibom State, but aspiring to augment on the industrialization policy of the state.
His words: “It doesn’t stop at giving the children free and compulsory education. The teachers who are teaching the children also need to be empowered and given the necessary amenities for them to be comfortable so that the free and compulsory education can be prosperous for our children and the future of Akwa Ibom State.
The business tycoon and political bigwig advised Akwa Ibom people and entire Nigerians to open their eyes to see the changes that have come into the state and know what they really want for themselves, and urged them to vote for people they believe have the interests of Akwa Ibomites at heart.