National Conference Fund: Falae Lambasts Buhari, Says APC Represents no Change

Chief Olu Falae, the National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has lambasted General Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over his recent comment on the outcome of last year”s National Conference and its funding.

General Buhari had last week, while speaking with thousands of youths at a meeting in Lagos state alleged that over N7 billion spent by the federal government ‎on the National Conference was a waste.

At the meeting, the former military administrator opined that such huge amount of fund should have been used in developing the country, mostly the educational sector adding that there was no need for a National conference since two chambers of the National Assembly could legislate for the country.

But, speaking on Sunday in Akure, the Ondo state capital, Chief Falae, who was also a delegate to the conference said that such statement showed that the APC and its candidates have noting to offer the country.

The former Secretary to Government of the Federation, who spoke through his media officer, Remi Olayiwola while distributing 20 bundles of Iron sheets and nails to displaced residents of Ifira Akoko‎ whose houses were destroyed by thunderstorm noted that the opposition party doesn’t truly represented the change it has been preaching.

He also explained that the implementation of the report of the National Conference remained the change Nigeria desired.

He said: “The statement of Gen. Buhari is a glaring evidence that APC is an enemy of the progress of Nigeria and Nigerians. For over 100 years, Nigeria has remained static. And for over 20 years, prominent Nigerians including the APC leadership have been clamouring for National Conference.

“Lagos State has 20 local governments areas while Kano has 44. The two states were created same time. Don’t forget that Jigawa has been created out of Kano and the population of Lagos is higher than the two states combined together.

“They are looking at the monetary aspect without the effect it has on the generality of the people. This again shows them as the enemies of the people. How many of their leaders were as rich as this in 1999?

“Look at the report, it gives control over solid minerals to the states. Some will score 250 in Join Admission Matriculation Board examination, yet they will not get admission, while those who score less than 200 will get admission simply because they come from educationally disadvantaged states.

“The APC and those who are beneficiaries of the corrupt system don’t want change in the status quo. They want to change personalities at the helm of affairs without changing the system so that they would continue to corruptly enrich themselves.”

Falae added that such reckless statement from Buhari would affect chances of his party in the forthcoming general elections, adding that Nigeria only deserved structural change.

The SDP national chairman, who directed that the roofing sheets and nails be given to over 200 people who were affected by the rainstorm in the community, said the focus of his party was the welfare of the masses.

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