PDP is irresponsible, rudderless, pushing Nigeria to One-Party State – APC
The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for a vibrant opposition to the government in power stating that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) only serves as distraction to the government and Nigerians with post-election “delusions, salacious fictions, conjured rifts in government circle”.
The party also accused the PDP of embarking in peddling fake news and malicious tales making reference to what it described as “the pathetic and senseless Jubril of Sudan malicious tale.”
This recent attack of the APC on the PDP comes in the wake of widely rumored wedding of President Buhari and Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouk that was eventual described as untrue by the presidency.
The APC in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu on Monday said democracy cannot be said to be fully operational in a situation where the supposed ‘main’ opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has become a joke, irresponsible and rudderless.
According to Onilu, “There are a lot to gain by our democracy and our country in an atmosphere of robust engagement by responsible and patriotic opposition. The political system we practice has important roles for the political parties outside of power. The system envisaged that such parties would provide alternative viewpoints and put the governing party on its toes.”
He accused the PDP of incapable of filling the democratic space of an opposition, stressing further that “other mushroom parties are even worse.”
“Some of the smaller parties are filled with incurable charlatans issuing infantile weekly press statements on behalf of the PDP. Our democracy deserves better.
“The so called Congress of United Political Parties (CUPP), which could have filled the vacuum and engaged the APC administration in useful debates over governance, has become a comedy theater group and frontline PDP minion. CUPP has the unenviable mandate to try to intimidate and blackmail important state institutions such as INEC, the judiciary, and security agencies, on behalf of PDP with the hope of gaining political advantage having been rejected by the majority of the voters.
“As the current administration tackles our national challenges and at a period we all should focus on issues of nation building, the best PDP and its acolytes are offering is a distraction.
“While the PDP wallows in its obscene conducts, Nigeria under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration will continue to consolidate on its status as Africa’s largest economy.
“Despite inheriting a battered economy, the administration is growing the economy after pulling it out of recession.
“The administration’s record investments in agriculture, social investments and infrastructure projects are paying off hugely.
“For one, we are now currently the largest rice producing country in Africa as a direct result of conscientious efforts to diversify the economy.
“Our age-long corruption and impunity challenges are no longer the norm. The fight against corruption is on course. Collectively and individually, a reorientation in our national life and thinking is emerging.
“With the continued support of well-meaning Nigerians, we will do more for the shared prosperity, peace and progress of our dear nation.