A former Governor of Kaduna State and leader of the Conference of
Nigerian Political Parties, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, said on Saturday that
the future of Nigeria under the President Goodluck Jonathan-led
government is gloomy.
The former governor noted that the way the country was being
governed showed that Jonathan was incapable of running the affairs of
Nigeria, arguing that even the president’s sympathisers had come to
terms with the reality.
Musa, who claimed that neither the All Progressives Congress nor the
Peoples Democratic Party could produce the president in 2015, said his
party, the Peoples Redemption Party, though deregistered by INEC, had
gone into merger with other political parties to form the next
The leader of the CNPP, who is the national chairman of the
deregistered Peoples Redemption Party, spoke to journalists during a
meeting with 26 State Executive Committee members of the party on
Saturday in Kaduna.
Musa said the PRP had gone into merger with Allied Congress Party of Nigeria to produce the President in the 2015 election.
He added that PRP had since instituted legal action against the
Independent National Electoral Commission for deregistering the party.
Musa said, “We are not in support of Buhari or Jonathan because we
are not in APC or PDP, we are neutral, we belong to a credible
alternative, that is, we merged with Allied Congress Party of Nigeria
for the purpose of the 2015 elections.
“We are better alternative to both Jonathan and Buhari, and
fundamentally, there is distinct difference between the alliance and APC
and PDP, the alliance makes a fundamental difference in the sense that
we are committed to leading the way to end all forms of insecurity in
order to ensure peace for human and infrastructural developments in the
“Nigerians should reject APC and PDP because they brought about the negative states of the nation.”
Saying Jonathan’s administration’s ineptitude, bankruptcy and
decadence stood out clearly for all to see, Musa said under Jonathan,
everything seemed to have collapsed in Nigeria.
The former governor said, “When we turn our glance to the domestic
front, the picture we see is gloomy. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s
administration has proved, even to its former ardent sympathisers, that
it is simply incapable of running the affairs of this nation.
“In whatever field or sector you consider, the Administration’s
ineptitude, bankruptcy and decadence stands out for anyone who cares to
look. Poverty and unemployment are on the rise and becoming more and more unbearable.
“Agriculture, the mainstay of the national economy and the source of
livelihood of some eighty percent of the population, is stagnating and
in the doldrums.
“Most industries have since closed shop. Indeed, it can even be said
that these past six years of President Jonathan have witnessed the
deindustrialisation of Nigeria. Nigeria is now for all practical
purposes, just a large supermarket for all manner of imported goods and
“The story is even grimmer when it comes to national security and
the protection of the territorial integrity of the country, and the
lives and property of citizens.
“The failure and total incapacity of the Administration to deal with
the insurgency in the northern part of the country and stopping it from
spreading to other parts of the country is so incomprehensible that
many are now forced to wonder if the government itself is not actually
the sponsor of these miscreants for political reasons,” he added.