Academic Frontiers Initiative – AFI, a non-governmental pressure group comprising of lecturers in Tertiary Institutions across South-East and South-South yesterday said it is mobilizing over Seven (7) Million votes for Atiku and Obi in South-East and South-South.
This is coming as AFI got applauded by the traditional ruler of Mbaukwu, Awka South, Igwe Peter Anugwu and the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Anambra state led by Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu.
AFI led by its National Coordinator, Dr Chinedu Onyeizugbe said it would mobilize students, lecturers and stakeholders for the PDP candidate for 2019 General elections.
AFI had taken their solidarity message of support for former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, and former Governor of Anambra state, Mr Peter Obi sequel to their restructure Nigeria if elected in 2019 General elections.
While Igwe Anugwu commended their support for Peter Obi and Atiku against all odds, the PDP state Chairman , Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu said AFI would be carried along.
The team is scheduled to meet with Senator Stella Odua, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyawu and Imo State PDP Chairman and EXCO soonest.
That outing which was led by the National Coordinator, National Secretary, National Publicity Secretary and Anambra State Coordinator, had in attendance ten other members, including the Imo State Coordinator of AFI.
Coordinators from all the states in the zones attended the sensitization tour including Prof Robert Dode( National Publicity Sec), Dr Tochukwu Oguegbe(Sec), Dr Uche Ngenegbo( Anambra State Coordinator)
Meanwhile, Abamara, N.C Ph.D kSC aka The Libero and State PRO of AFI in a statement entitled ‘’The agony of the Nigerian Masses and 2019 Presidential Election,’’ stated that ‘’The Nigerian masses had passed through a lot of crucibles of economic and political hopeless in the last fours of draconian and sadistic rule of APC government. According to Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, most Nigerians are fixated at the physiological needs. To eat good food has become a luxury in a country blessed by with abundant human and natural resources.
‘’It is a fact that most Nigerians can no longer afford to eat three square meals a day and not to talk of provision of other essential commodities. A country that can not afford to feed it’s citizenry could be regarded as a mere geographical entity. Statistics have shown that most deaths recorded in the recent past are as a result of sickness induced by poverty and starvation. In Nigeria today, a bag of foreign rice is at exorbitant price range of 16 to 19 thousand Naira. Anambra rice is at a prince range of 13 to I5 thousand Naira.
‘’ The question rioting in my big head is, how many Nigerian families can afford to by a bag of this version of Oryza Sativa in this yuletide season of Christmas? Unemployment has risen astronomically to it’s elastic limits. Most Nigerian youths retire at home without getting any meaningful employment. Employed Nigerians are not motivated to work as a result of poor remuneration. (Monkey dey work and Baboon dey chop). The minimum wage in Nigeria is at a staggering N18, 000 per month, below that of Ghana, Togo and Chad.
‘’The NLC proposal of N30, 000 a month was turned down by the President Buhari’s administration as been unrealistic. Dear colleagues in academics, we can not stay aloof and watch this orchestrated and calculated rape of our monumental heritage. Let us collectively say no to greedy and gullible APC gladiators, and give honour our ballot papers in next year’s election. With Atiku and Obi PDP mandate, we can bring a new Nigeria by our share determination to change the existing status quo’’.