Former Presidential Aspirant, Chief Chekwas Okorie Says Buhari Did Not Prepare to Govern Nigeria.
National Chairman of the United Progressives Party, UPP, Chief Chekwas Okorie has blamed the suffering of Nigerians on President Buhari’s unpreparedness to govern.
Chief Chekwas Okorie linked the suffering Nigerians are presently facing with “the unpreparedness of President Muhammadu Buhari for proper governance of the country”.
The one-time presidential aspirant disclosed this when he paid a courtesy call on the protagonist and leader of the Biafra Independence Movement (BIM) Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, in Owerri on Tuesday.
Chief Chekwas said:
“It is a very sad commentary that Nigerians are passing through very harsh times.
“And this is principally midwived by the fact that President Buhari did not prepare for governance before stepping into office.”
The UPP chieftain alleged that Buhari’s primary objective was to win the election and not to govern.
He further stated:
“From what we have seen so far, it appears that President Buhari’s primary motive was simply to win the presidential election.”
Chief Okorie noted that it took President Buhari several months to constitute his ministerial cabinet.
He also lamented that so many government parastatals and agencies cannot operate optimally today due to absence of boards to oversee their affairs.
Chekwas Okorie Says Okorocha Is A Disappointment To Ndigbo
Highlighting another area the president was flawed, Chief Chekwas stated:
“Another good example of the President’s bad approach to governance is the issue of the Niger Delta upheaval.
“He didn’t manage it well. He came on board with the jackboot mentality over the matter and of course, he failed.”
The Abia State-born politician appealed to the Federal Government to “reflate the nation’s economy, so as to ameliorate the present ugly economic situation in the country”.
Chief Chekwas also put his weight behind the current calls for the restructuring of Nigeria.
He reasoned that “the present structure of Nigeria is not made to encourage enterprise”.
Speaking about his party’s plans for the 2019 electioneering campaign, Chief Chekwas disclosed:
“UPP will bring the recommendations of the recent National Conference to the front burner.
“Already, we have set up a committee to look at the document. UPP will make it an issue during the 2019 election campaign.”
Speaking on the plight of pensioners in Imo state, the UPP chairman boss said “Governor Rochas Okorocha is a very big embarrassment to Ndigbo. He has messed up Imo State.”