A former minister of interior, Comrade Abba Moro, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of bringing pains to Nigerians instead of its promised change. Comrade Moro, the current Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s a senatorial candidate for Benue South senatorial district, on Tuesday, January 15, said the APC promised Nigerians change but ended up bringing pains and hardship to the people. The former minister made the comment during the inauguration of his ward-to-ward campaign in Otukpo local government area of the state. “The All Progressives Congress promised Nigerians change but ended up in bringing pain and hardship to Nigerians,” The Punch quoted Comrade Moro as saying.
“In 2015, people voted for change and today we have seen the outcome of the so-called change. People now live from hand to mouth, no food. There is hunger everywhere in the land. Is this the change you want?” he added. He challenged his opponents to name projects they attracted to the senatorial district while they were in power. His words: “Many people will come here to seek your votes. They will call us names, they would say unprintable things against my person but we should not hesitate to ask them to name projects they were able to bring to our community while they were in power.
“We have a candidate who was a deputy governor for eight years. We have a candidate who was a permanent secretary for years. Kindly tell them to name people they empowered or projects they were able to put up in our land. “I was doing well as a lecturer before I ventured into politics, not because I was poor but because I needed to help my people back home.”
He said he was able to create employment opportunities for people from Benue south as the minister under the last administration. “Some of you can attest to the fact that I helped many of our sons and daughters, especially the youth while serving as a minister. “If you go to Civil Defence, Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons, you will see our people there. I was able to fix them there as a minister. “Send me to Abuja and you shall see the outcome,” Comrade Moro, who is also a former local government chairman, said.