- Says Atiku Can’t Win Primaries
The Archbishop of the Lagos archdiocese, Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie has scored the President Muhammadu Buhari administration low in its first term.
Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, a former president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), said that the country will be worse off if Buhari wins a second term in 2019.
Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie who spoke with the Telegraph noted that recent announcement by the Federal Government that the country has come out of recession, is nothing but pure deceit since prices of goods are still sky-high in the market.
“As far as Cardinal Anthony Okogie is concerned, his first term is bad; I think it’s below the average mark.
So, this will not give him a better chance to stand for a second term. From what is on ground, I don’t think he will get anywhere,” the Cardinal noted.
“The main thing that Nigerians want now is to see the dividends of democracy in action.They are telling us that we have pulled out of the recession. Go to the market, there’s nothing like that.There’s no sign of improvement. What is sold for N10 still sells for N10 or even at N12. Is that what you call improvement of the economy?”
According to Cardinal Okogie, “They promised to do everything but on getting into the saddle, they keep procrastinating. Look at the state of the nation today. It’s as if there is no government.
“Look at the parliament, what are they doing in the House of Representatives? What are they doing in the Senate? What are the so-called big men doing? It’s very painful. We are going from bad to worse. Very soon, we’ll get to worst if there’s no change before December.”
Speaking further, the cleric fired a warning shot at former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar who is gearing for the Presidency in 2019, saying that Nigerians are now wiser and would not be deceived like before.
“People are not asleep. People are opening their eyes every day to see what these people are doing. And that is why they are struggling to have their man at the top. There are many other people lined up. And we’re talking about Buhari and Atiku,” Okogie stated.
“Can they even win the primaries? These noisemakers are just making people to know that they are alive.”