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Worsening Economy: We’ll Soon Have A Revolution In Our Hands, Ekweremadu Warns Buhari, APC

Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has warned that if the All Progressives Congress-led government does not do something urgent to halt the downward slide of the economy, the country may be heading for a revolution by citizens.

Senator Ekweremadu gave the warning at the opening of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) South East Zonal Executive Council meeting in Enugu State.

He listed the reduction in value of the Naira which exchanged for about N250 to a dollar in the black markets as well as lack of clear-cut economic policies as major causes of hardship on the populace.

“Traders who depend on forex are now trapped”, he said. “In the next six months, Onitsha and Alaba markets will shut down. If government does not do anything, I’m not a prophet of doom, but I believe if nothing urgent is done to reverse the ugly development, we will have revolution in our hands”.

“Both our nationals and foreigners are worried; we need to inform APC that Nigerians are dying, unless APC changes style, Nigerians will in 2019 be begging PDP to come back”, the deputy president of the Senate said.

Mr. Ekweremadu said his party, the PDP, supports the fight against corruption, but it must not be selective and should follow due process while suspects must not be subjected to media trial.
He said PDP is currently facing trying moments but it will emerge stronger just as he decried the political development in the Kogi State, where the APC contested the governorship elections without a deputy.

Also at the PDP meeting on Saturday, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, challenged the APC-led government to publish the names of those it claimed to have returned loots they stole, saying such people should be tried and jailed if convicted.

Earlier, the National Vice Chairman of the PDP in the South East, Austin Akobundu, while welcoming the delegates to the meeting, said the South East remains one of the geo-political zones in the country where the party was dominant, urging members to take up the challenge of helping to rebuild the party.