Ahead the 2019 general Elections and with the deepening crises in the All Progressives Congress, the party has been described as a clueless bunch bereft of initiatives and feasible policies.
A former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Emmanuel Onwe, gave the description in a statement on Friday in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
The senator, who is also the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation under Governor David Umahi, stated that the opposition parties in the State, APC in particular, have shown total lack of capacity to mobilize citizens in either large or small setting, and neither does it have the ability also to propose any agenda of initiatives capable of positive impact.
Onwe said: “APC in particular, is a party of zero ideas, zero initiative, zero feasible policies and zero programmes. The confusion and indolence are quite staggering.”
Onwe, who aphoristically compared the Ebonyi political contest at the present time to a boxing match, described Governor Umahi as a political heavyweight champion who was not only fully prepared for a knockout in the contest but fully neutered the opposition elements with superlative performance.
He added that so far, no other political party in the State has had the courage to make known any prospective candidate for the contest.
Onwe said: “None presented by the APC, none by the SDP, non by APGA, none by any political party of note…
“Governor Umahi has methodically, conscientiously, prudently, tactically, strategically and pragmatically reconstructed the physical characteristics of Ebonyi State and the mental constitution and self-assessment of its people. In so doing, he simultaneously neutered the opposition elements, rendering them speechless, thoughtless, rudderless, witless and therefore directionless!”
Senator Onwe further noted that the Ebonyi citizens who are the arbiters in the political contest in the State understand very well the swinging of the pendulum and would not by any means compromise their stand in ensuring that Umahi sails confidently, practically unopposed to his second tenure.
He called on Independent National Electoral Commission to take note and operate with respect to the democratic will of the people, come 2019.
His words: “INEC should take note. There will not be any magic beyond the democratic will of Ebonyi State. The people are the referees. They have been in the ring with the Governor for the past three years. They have seen his state of preparedness. They have witnessed him build roads, build bridges, build schools and equip classrooms, build hospitals, install streetlights, empower widows, women and the youth to build their capacities for self reliance, take the lead in Agriculture in all its departments…
“They have seen him show extraordinary prudence and tackled corruption, profligacy and wastages to a standstill, thereby securing the limited resources accruable to the State, managing them prudently and recording stellar performances…”