#SoundOff: NEVER Take A Promise From APC Seriously

#SoundOff: NEVER Take A Promise From APC Seriously

By Opinions | The Trent on November 6, 2015
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File: Muhammadu Buhari (C), presidential candidate from the All Progressives Congress party, speaks to supporters during a campaign rally in Gombe February 3, 2015. | Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde

by Elvis Osung

Do you guys remember the reply Fayemi gave to Soludo’s analysis of APC’s unrealistic economic welfarism?

Here is an excerpt below.

“We understand Professor Soludo’s concern on the cost of implementing our various programmes, especially those relating to social welfare. The enormity of this challenge is not lost on us. We also know that sometimes, going into government is like buying a “no testing” electronic equipment.

You may never know the true state of what you are buying until you get in. We want to assure Professor Soludo and other likeminded Nigerians that our policy team is looking at all the options – including the worst-case scenario of a completely empty treasury. We are however confident that by blocking avenues of wastage and corruption alone, savings could run into trillions of Naira that could be deployed for productive use”

What has happened to all the optimism and premised worst case scenario analysis Fayemi posited to buttress a point that they could handle the welfare package regardless of the state of the economy?

The moral of the story is simple

Never take a promise from APC seriously.

They apparently don’t know what they are doing.

Elvis Osung is a leadership strategy analyst and a development knowledge facilitator who is passionate about capacity building through public speaking and mentoring. He is an engineer. Connect with him on Facebook.

The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author.


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