APC may be imperfect, but still better than PDP, Tinubu claims
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APC may be imperfect, but still better than PDP, Tinubu claims

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A national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday said that even though the ruling All Progressives Congress may not be a perfect political party, it is still far better that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said that President Muhammadu Buhari has in three years, with fewer resources, done what the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) failed to do in the 16 years it was in power.
Tinubu stated this in his remarks as the special guest of honour at the 35th annual Aminu Kano Memorial symposium, organised by the Aminu Kano Center for Democratic Research and Training.

According to Tinubu, the theme of the symposium which is “Democratic governance and the imperatives of party ideology and supremacy” was timely.

Riding on the APC familiar path of blames, Tinubu said that “had the billions of dollars and trillions of Naira that were stolen by past governments been used for the people, the nation would have been able to acquire the infrastructure and implement the programs that bring greater development and economic justice to all.”

Part of his speech which was made available to newsmen reads, “Our nation resides in a period of historic transition. We struggle to give birth to a better Nigeria. This also means we struggle to eject the malpractices of the past. That which is good contests against that which is not.

“This contest has a high moral content and it is here that we turn to Aminu Kano for inspiration. For it is here that Aminu Kano set the path we must follow.

“Democratic governance must not only stick to proper form, it must bear proper fruits. It must work for the betterment of the people and give them the chance to realize the best of their individual and collective aspirations in an atmosphere of peace, justice, and fair enterprise.

“To me, this is what sets apart the current administration from prior governments of that other party. The APC government may, at times be, imperfect in fulfilling the spirit of Aminu Kano but we are far from the PDP, which has perfected the malign craft of giving selfish ambition primacy over the public good.

“Consequently, the Buhari government has spent inordinate time cleaning the rot and plugging the holes in the corrupt system the others had institutionalised as their strategic policy and national direction.

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“The APC has been working to steer our national ship from this awful direction in order that we may bring the people and their welfare into safe harbor. Had the billions of dollars and trillions of naira that were stolen by past governments been used for the people, the nation would have been able to acquire the infrastructure and implement the programs that bring greater development and economic justice to all.

“Instead, the select few ate more than their bellies could contain. Distorting the cause of justice and hijacking the means of national welfare, they wildly enriched themselves and left the average Nigerian to dine on the passing wind.

“Due to the drop in oil prices, this administration has had less money than those, which preceded it. However, it has done more with less.”

 

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