United Progressives Party (UPP) yesterday said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), more than any government that had ruled Nigeria, has divided the country along primordial cleavages.
National Chairman of the party, Chief Chekwas Okorie, who stated this also accused APC of bringing the nation to near disintegration.
Okorie, who spoke in Awka at the National Convention of the party, insisted that the ruling part has failed to make good its promises of bringing change, thereby, defrauding Nigerians who gave it votes based on that promise.
He said: “We have been politically defrauded by a political party that canvassed true federalism while it sought for the votes of Nigerians; but, in a very unscrupulous and unconscionable manner, promptly jettisoned its avowed article of faith and foisted on harmless Nigerian citizens, the worst form of nepotism, reductionism, lethargy, cluelessness and retrogression.”
The UPP boss, who described his party as the most credible opposition party in the country today, devoid of rancor and fictionalisation in the foreseeable future, reaffirmed the party’s policy to zone it’s presidential slot to the South-East geopolitical zone for the 2019 general elections.
Assuring that he would guard and sustain the ‘hard earned reputation’ of the UPP jealously, Okorie said the party would grant all federating units of the country the latitude to explore and exploit their comparative advantage for national growth and development if elected into power.
Okorie expressed support for the use of the Electoral Voting System and commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the National Assembly for their commitment to the process, noting that it would ensure credibility and transparency of the electoral process.