…berates Ngige’s presidential ambition
The Youth Party has lambasted the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, for purchasing the N100 million-All Progressives Congress (APC) nomination and expression of interest forms for the 2023 presidential election amid the ongoing nationwide strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
In a statement, the National Chair of the party, Mr. Tomiwa Aladekomo said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has woefully failed Nigerians, urging citizens to get more politically involved, register and collect their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) and join the Youth Party to rescue Nigeria from the grip of politicians who do not see beyond elections.
Aladekomo decried that while several of government polices have not been favorable to Nigerians, cabinet members of the administration have abandoned “this reality in search of their selfish political interest, declaring interests for various political positions, touring round states using millions of taxpayers resources and purchasing exorbitant interest forms.”
He said, “The worst of these insensitivities was that of the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, who yesterday purchased the N100 million nomination and expression of interest forms for the 2023 presidential election while the ongoing nationwide strike by ASUU clocked day 74.
“This is not only an insult to the sensitivity and intelligence of Nigerians and the thousands of students who are idling away at home but a portrayal of the priorities of some of these individuals who claim to be running in the interest of Nigerians. How can one claim to have the capacity to fix the country’s problems but spectacularly failed to fix the problem of a single ministry?
The party chair stated, “Isn’t it also embarrassing that the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige can be declaring for President when all four university-based unions, including ASUU, NASU, SSANU are on strike for various intangible reasons?
“You can see that there is a huge disconnect between our leaders and the people they claim to lead and it is bewildering to say the least.
“We must not leave our fate and our dear country in the hands of greedy and selfish politicians. Nigerians must get politically involved, register and collect their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) and join the Youth Party to rescue Nigeria from the grip of these politicians who do not see beyond the election,” he charged.0