Politicians leaving All Progressives Congress, APC, have been described as scam artistes, whose goal is to amass wealth for themselves and not for building the nation for the good of Nigerians. This was the position of an APC chieftain in Imo State, Mr. Anthony Chyma, at a briefing in Abuja yesterday.
According to Chyma, a lawyer, “politicians defecting from one party to the other do so for selfish interests. I would have supported these defectors, but I see them as scan artistes because this is the same ploy they used in 2015 during Goodluck Jonathan’s administration; they moved to a place they thought they will reap where they did not sow.0 “They are also trying to dehumanise Nigerians by getting jumbo pay and getting all the contracts for themselves, taking care of their families and not thinking of the common Nigerians.” He said the country deserves the leadership direction of President Muhammadu Buhari at this time of the nation’s life, going by the reforms the Federal Government has introduced so far. The APC chieftain called on the people of the South-East to support President Buhari in the next general election, saying voting APC to retain power in 2019 guarantees a South-East presidency in 2023, as the president has promised to hand over power to the region on the expiration of his second tenure. His words: “Our people in the South-East should support President Buhari. This is a golden opportunity as President Buhari has promised that in 2023, he is handing over to a south easterner. “Do you prefer to vote for another person who will stay for eight more years or somebody who is going to give power to you in four years? I think we should be grateful and support President Buhari. I am calling on all south easterners to support Buhari and wait for 2023, which is our turn. “The President means well for Nigerians. Think of one Buhari and all hundreds of these other politicians stealing from our central pocket. President Buhari and the governing APC is doing well. I have travelled around the country and have seen what the government has done. “I have seen how Nigerians are now respected abroad, unlike in the past where we were treated as second class people.