Coalition Was Formed To Save Nigeria From Buhari’s Destruction—Sam Eke, GPN National Chairman

By Ikenga Chronicles July 10, 2018

Coalition Was Formed To Save Nigeria From Buhari’s Destruction—Sam Eke, GPN National Chairman

Former Presidential candidate in the 2015 Presidential election, and national chairman of the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN), Chief Sam Eke PhD FNIPR, has revealed why thirty-nine political parties came together in a first-of-its-kind alliance, on Monday.

Chief Eke who spoke exclusively to Ikenga Chronicles revealed that what informed the decision was the urgent need to save Nigeria and Nigerians from the path of destruction that the Muhammadu Buhari administration has placed the country on.

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Chief Eke said that contrary to the lies being perpetuated by agents of President Buhari, nobody was coerced or paid to form the coalition in order to advance the objectives of a particular political party, or individual;

“How much can someone offer people like Buba Galadima, Olu Falae, me and other heavyweights to get us to shelve our ambitions? How much?

“Those are lies being sold to Nigerians in order to discredit a movement whose focus is to save Nigeria and NIgerians from the death and destruction Buhari is bringing.

“The primary reason why we came together was because we realized that if President Buhari is allowed to continue in office, Nigeria will be destroyed.

“We realized that as a nation we have always co-existed despite the various ethnic groups that make up the country. Yet under Buhari, we have never been as divided as we are currently. Why is that so?

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“Secondly, the primary duty of government is to protect the lives and property of its citizens. This government has failed woefully on that. And anytime the people wail about the wanton killings in the country, the federal government does nothing! They will just keep quiet until more killings are carried out. No zone in the country is spared! That shows gross failure on the part of President Buhari. What were we supposed to do? Sit and watch until the entire Nigerian citizens are wiped out? God forbid.

“Also, if you look at the economy of the country, it is going backwards. It is even worse than what Buhari inherited.

“In the area of appointments, Mr. President did not only make it lopsided, he brought onboard vastly incompetent persons! And despite their failures, he continues to retain them. That shows a man who does not care about the good of Nigeria.”

Chief Eke further pointed out that the government of President Buhari has no respect for the constitution and the principles of separation of powers;

“Government is not run on ‘body language’. Every government must follow laid down rules which are captured in the constitution. It must also respect the other two arms of government—the judiciary and the legislature. But that has not been the case. We are all witnesses to this government flouting court orders and even violating the independence of the legislature.”

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When asked how the coalition will arrive at a consensus Presidential candidate, Eke explained;

“There would be a candidate that the entire coalition will agree that he should fly the flag. After that, there will be primaries as is obtainable in every democracy. This is a coalition of equals speaking with one voice.

“We are not sure yet which party the candidate will emerge from, but what is important is that we will all work together in one accord to get one. After that, we will all rally behind that candidate.

“After that candidate has been chosen, all the parties will sit together to come up with a manifesto that will reflect all our views. In the end, a government of national unity will be formed after we win. That government will be representative of all the parties and the collective aspirations of all Nigerians.”

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Chief Eke further explained that the coalition is only for the Presidency, as all the parties are free to field candidates for other positions—senate, governor, House of Representatives, etc.

“All we want is to save what is left of Nigeria from Buhari’s destructive hands,” he concluded

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