By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
As the 2019 general elections draws near, one of the opposition parties in Ogun State, Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) has vowed to snatch power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Ogun East Senatorial Candidate of the party, Armstrong Akintunde disclosed while speaking with journalists on the sidelines of 33rd celebration of Akesan Day in Iperu Remo, Ogun State over the weekend.
He said the party has prepared for the elections, insisting that the party would take over the state.
Akintunde stated that the GPN is youthful oriented party, saying “Let me state categorically that in 2019 youths are taking over”.
He also revealed that the party has ceded 80 percent chance to the youth with free nomination forms.
His words: “As far as Ogun State is concerned, GPN is taking over. We are taking over because out of over 60 political parties in Nigeria, GPN is the only party that’s focussed and give 80 percent chance to the youth without paying a dim for the nomination form. So, GPN is fully set and committed to take over.”
He said the two leading political parties in the the country have no moral justification to return to power having “failed to deliver on their camp promises” over the years.
Akintunde, a former student leader, accused the ruling APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of corruption and mal-governance which according to him, have resulted into high rate of poverty, unemployment and insecurity in the land.
He accused President Muhammadu Buhari government as “most corrupt”, vowing that the younger generation leaders are taking over in 2019.
He promised to commit 80 percent of his salary as a Senator if elected to development of grassroots.
Akintunde said, “This present administration in my assessment, has totally failed. There has been increase in unemployment rate compare to the last administration. In terms of corruption, I will say this administration is the most corrupt administration.
This is because if you say you are fighting corruption, Nigerians must have seen success recorded so far. When last did you hear about the whistle-blower policy? How many people have been convicted so far?”