APC NOT BOTHERED EVEN IF JONATHAN RUNS IN 2015 - OGBEH
Former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Audu Ogbeh says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not bothered about whether President Goodluck Jonathan will contest the 2015 election as the party knows it is possible to defeat the President.
Ogbeh, who is chieftain of the APC in a chat with our reporter in Abuja, said those who want contest in the APC will contest whether Jonathan runs or not and that each of them has the capacity to defeat Jonathan. “We don’t need to fear about anything as 2015 election will hold, those who want to contest will contest while Jonathan can run if he wants to run and those who feel they can defeat him can run as long as nobody tries to sabotage the wishes of the people,” he said. Ogbeh said there is nothing wrong in convening the national dialogue saying it will create room for Nigerians to discuss on pressing issues like the economy, food security and education. He stressed the need for state governments to work harder in order for such states to be become a unique economic development points instead of being centers of collecting cheques. He also berated the federal government for spending 75 percent of its national budgets on salaries of political office holders while leaving behind 30 percent on infrastructures which he said does not augur well for the country. ‘The management of our economy is where the bottom line stood, security, job, housing, education and when we meet we should be able to discuss all these issues in the context of united Nigeria even as some people may come in and talk of confederation” he added.