The National Secretary of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), Mr. Vidiyeno Bamaiyi described the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as a colossal failure to the nation.
Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Monday, Bamaiyi said the APC administration made lofty promises, thus the government should resign and call for elections earlier than 2019.
The YPP Chief spoke further that:
“The performance of the economy is not impressive as far as I’m concerned. Majority of Nigerians were carried away by the lofty promises which the APC government made before coming into power.
“No sooner had we elected them that we discovered that they were completely clueless. They had no idea how to run the government and they were overwhelmed with the nuances of government.
“I don’t support borrowing to move the economy forward. The idea of borrowing at a time like this shows great ineptitude on the part of the government.
“I think this government is a colossal failure. I think what this government should do is to completely resign and call for elections earlier than 2019.
“Nigerians know better now and will not be carried away by lofty promises that politicians come to make.”
Mr. Bamaiyi, however, lauded the efforts of government in the area of job creation, adding that more improvement is required. He also insisted that youths are in better position to lead Nigeria.
Stating the objective of the YPP, he said:
“What we are seeking to do at the Young Progressive Party is to ignite a youth revolution. We believe so much in the youths and so we want the young people of this country to take over governance at all levels – from the state, federal, local government.
“We want every unit of government to be taken over by young people. We are just catalysts for that kind of revolution. It is a revolution without guns or weapons; it is a revolution with the ballot box. And it will be achieved, that is the cardinal principle for which we stand.”
Bamaiyi stressed that the young people have great ideas that will transform the nation, he said:
“We are sick and tired of the old politicians who have been in leadership all these years. Since I was a small child, they told me that I would be a leader of tomorrow. Today they are still telling me I am a leader of tomorrow. The same old people that have been in leadership all along when we were children.”
He dismissed the beliefs that youth leadership is only possible during the military regime. According to him, young people must be given the opportunity.
“We know it is not going to be easy, but we have put machinery in place to take over the leadership of this nation from the old people that have completely dominated the leadership of Nigeria because the young people have brilliant ideas,” the YPP chief concluded.