By Wale OdunsI
Nigeria’s Vice President Namadi Sambo at the weekend mocked the leadership of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), describing them as a group of persons who hold questionable “Chicago and Toronto certificates”.
Sambo spoke at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign.
He advised the APC to come to the realisation that “transforming Nigeria is not by accident”.
According to him, presidential candidates must be very educated to understand the dynamics of change, growth and development.
Sambo noted that being a PhD holder, the Transformation Agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan, was visible and positively impacting on Nigerians.
Sambo insisted that the APC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, at 73, did not have the requisite capacity, strength and verve to pilot the affairs of a sophisticated nation like Nigeria.
Sambo maintained that Jonathan had not disappointed Nigerians as he had improved the status to the largest economy in Africa.
“The leadership of APC is full of Chicago and Toronto certificate holders. Nigerians don’t want people who will parade Chicago and Toronto certificates,” he stated.
“Mr. President has not failed Nigerians. He has transformed Nigeria, making it the largest economy in Africa. Transforming Nigeria is not by accident. He is educated and we need education.
“Jonathan has built 14 universities in four years. Do you want schools or prisons?”, he asked the crowd at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa.
Sambo said the train was not in Bayelsa to campaign but to thank the people of the state.
He listed the completion of the ongoing cargo airport, East-West Road and the building of a new railway from Lagos through Yenagoa to Calabar as the additional programmes the Federal Government would do for the state.
Sambo, who called on the people to vote for PDP, urged them to collect their PVCs to enable them vote.