Alhaji Lai Mohammed, APC national publicity secretary, criticised Jonathan and the ruling party for their continuous attack on their presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement released on Sunday, APC asked President Goodluck Jonathan and his party (PDP) Five good questions they want answers to. I also think these questions represent the voice of the people, only of we wont be asking APC-Buhari same later on.
Punch reported Lai told PDP in the statement that Jonathan should focus on his campaign and how he would tackle national problems rather than attack Buhari.
Read the questions below:
1. Can you tell Nigerians how you plan to tackle the worsening insecurity in the land, the collapsing national currency, with the US dollar now exchanging for N215, massive unemployment, especially among the young, decayed infrastructure and the unprecedented corruption on President Jonathan’s watch?
2. Can you tell Nigerians what happened to the $20bn missing oil funds, and come clean on concerns that the money could have vanished into the ruling party’s slush funds for the election campaign; and tell Nigerians how you plan to move from the near zero governance of the past six years of the Jonathan administration to good and purposeful governance.
3. Mr President, where are the Chibok girls who were abducted nine months ago, and whom you promised to reunite with their families? What happened to the stage-managed truce with Boko Haram and why has no one been punished for deceiving Nigerians?
4. Can you tell Nigerians why soldiers are being sent to battle Boko Haram without the necessary equipment, even though trillions of Naira have been budgeted for the security and defence sector.
5. Can the president tell Nigerians why he castrated the anti-corruption agencies, rendering them comatose and unable to tackle the runaway corruption in the country.
The APC then wondered why Nigerians should trust Jonathan to deliver on his promises this time, if in the last four years he has not made any significant improvement .
“We believe that elections should be about issues that will be beneficial to the electorate, not about throwing everything but the kitchen sink at a particular candidate simply because of his soaring acceptability.
“Mr. President, you said while campaigning for the 2011 elections that ‘four years is enough for anyone to make significant improvement, and if I can’t improve on power within this period, it means I cannot do anything’. Why should Nigerians trust you to deliver on your promises this time around, now that the power situation has gone from bad to worse under your watch?
“Mr. President, instead of creating jobs for the teeming unemployed youth of Nigeria, your administration has been fleecing and sending them to their early graves, as it happened during the fraudulent immigration recruitment exercise in March 2014 when many innocent youths got death instead of jobs? When will you move from creating phantom jobs to real jobs? These are the issues that are bothering Nigerians and these are the issues they want answers to, instead of engaging in an unprecedented personality-focused campaign,” the party said.