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APC has destroyed Nigeria since coming to power by deceit —PDP



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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lamented that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been Nigeria’s problem since coming to power “by deceit” in 2015.

It said that the APC by its “manifest retrogressive, violent and despotic proclivities, has proven to be the clog in our collective quest for national cohesion, happiness and economic prosperity as a people.”

This was contained in a statement the national publicity secretary of the opposition party, Kola Ologbondiyan, released on Saturday.

“The APC has demonstrated that it was never a political party designed for governance and development, but a contraption for oppression and vendetta.

“Already, there are plans by APC to extend the clampdown on opposition leaders to regular citizens, who have seen through their lies and deception and are in open agitation to vote them out in 2019.

“We note that since the recent boast by President Muhammadu Buhari on his abuse of rights as a military ruler, there has been an escalation of clampdown on citizens, particularly, the opposition, in various parts of our country.

“It is also instructive to note that since it came to power by deceit and propaganda in 2015, the APC has done nothing except actions and comments that promote hatred, violence and daily bloodletting among Nigerians; causing of disharmony among arms and tiers of government in addition to undermining our democratic and security institutions,” the statement read in part.

PDP also accused APC of failure to formulate any clear-cut programme for good governance since coming to power.

“It has never called its government to order in their recklessness, particularly, on the documented abuse of human rights and violation of our constitution and democratic order.

“The APC has never intervened in the bloodletting in various parts of the country, caused to fester by its incompetent and insensitive administration; it has remained aloof, giving credence to allegations that such disturbances serve its purpose of promoting confusion to frustrate the conduct of a credible, free and fair general elections.

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“Despite attempts in blaming past administrations, it has since become clear that the on-going barefaced looting of our national treasury, particularly through the sleazy oil subsidy regime under President Buhari’s supervision, coupled with government’s gross incompetence and official highhandedness, are directly responsible for the economic hardship and escalated violence in our nation today,” PDP said.

According to the opposition party, alleged harsh policies of the APC administration, has scared away investors, while President Buhari’s unrelenting “de-marketing of our nation in the international arena, have led to the massive closure of businesses, unprecedented loss of jobs, mass unemployment, dearth of foreign investments and total stagnation of our economy.”

It added, “Uptil now, the APC has not offered any explanation to the leaked memo detailing the looting of N9 trillion at the NNPC, the budget padding in ministries, departments and agencies, stealing of billions in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) intervention funds.”


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