Twelve years of P.D.P


Democracy is defined as the government of the people, by the people and for the people. As the definition goes, can we say Nigerians have enjoyed the fruits of PDP twelve years in government? In which we expect free and fair elections, peaceful co- existence, mutual understanding, good agricultural productions, natural resources control, freedom of speech, societal changes, national development, good leadership among others that will take Nigeria to a greater heights and redeem its image from the international communities also to be   an egalitarian society. Alas! That is on the contrary.             Now, look at inflation, shortage of food, pensioners issue, corruption, and abject poverty, poor roads which leads to loss of many lives and properties on daily basis. Lack of potable water,   total absence of electricity which led to collapse of business activities and closure of many industries and factories across the country. Lack of good shelter,   which many live in demonizing environments.       Education is deteriorating; there is security palaver, lack of employment, Niger Delta crisis (militancy), the nightmare of transportation, Boko Haram, the problem of girl child education and the Almajiri issue, especially in the north. Hospitals and   health centres have become mere consulting buildings, the teachers' salary issues, the political and religious uprisings and the issue of Zoning. Which were all caused by P.D.P led government.   Haba!       The previous regimes flagged of some campaigns to attack or tackle the problem of erosion and desertification, which are great threats to Nigeria especially in the north, and there were the green revolution, tree planting campaigns etc but the federal government and precisely the northern states governors are not doing anything in this respect. Also agricultural sector was neglected which common food substances has to be imported from abroad.       To this respect , Nigeria is not politically stable, no peaceful living, the electoral system was bad because of lack of free and fair elections, there is decay of moral altitudes and Nigeria image has never been redeemed among the international communities in the tenure of over twelve   years of PDP government which made Nigeria to won a colourful trophy, a trophy of corruption which made Nigeria number one nation in the world.    So, to be candid and precise, what dividends a Nigerian can say he has derived from this type democracy PDP government is practicing in our contemporary society? But all the above wahala are attributed to lack of good leadership.         At this juncture, I am appealing to Nigerians to wake up to the challenge of voting the right person come April. The aim must be total and direct towards reforming the system, uniting the country, raising the integrity of the nation, reviving our cultural heritage, boost the reputation of the ethical back ground, sought and utilize the natural resources for future generation not for self aggrandizement and redeem the image of Nigeria as the previous leaders did.       My wish, hope and prayer are, may our political class reflect on the history of the past and emulate the attributes of our past leaders (Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Sir.   Ahmadu Bello    Sardauna and Malam Aminu Kano etc) in order to save our beloved country Nigeria from its present mess,   suffering and total collapse.       The previous leaders exhibited good leadership qualities which will linger in the minds of well meaning Nigerians and they remain heroes, useful, helpful, messiahs and examplenary leaders. These people of blessed memories, were selfless, patriotic, nationalistic, visionaries, dedicated, honest, transparent, compassionates and God fearing. They were also accountable for their responsibilities; they lived, worked and sacrificed their lives, time, resources and ideologies for the lives, survival, happiness, progress and will being of their people and the country at large       History will always remember them today and always. How I wish one or few of them are live to witness the present mess this our blessed country is encountering because government that is, the present political rulers are solely responsible for almost all the suffering in the country.       Over 80% of political adverts in print, electronics and on-line media is owned or sponsored by People Democratic Party (P.D.P). I wonder why P.DP. Campaign team will go ahead to announce that President Goodluck Jonathan administration halt the Jos crises. Please when How and where? The campaign team still went on air every day to talk on fuel issue. What can the campaign team say about the last week's   happening of fuel scarcity and the long fuel queues in Nigeria, especially in the Federal Capital Territory? What of the issue of security and safeguard they have been blowing the trumpet? Look at the October 1st bomb blast, the Warri, Abacha Barracks Abuja and that of Suleja in Niger State? E.t.c, which security are you talking about? They still talk on education, with the present failures in WAEC and NECO. Haba! May God come to our aid to rescue this country also to guide our leaders   aright Amen. Nigerians! Vote wisely please.           Adamu Muh'd Usman  

Kafin- Hausa- Jigawa State