Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), have engaged in a war of words over which party, is the cause of the present hardship in the country.
The state’s PDP chairman, Mr Kingsley Esiso, had on Wednesday, during a meeting with the PDP Patriotic Ladies in Asaba, blamed the Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government for the present economic woes and hunger ravaging the country.
He had said, “For about two years now, Nigerians have witnessed negative change that has brought injuries, hardship and high cost of living to them. They (APC) came with the mantra of change that former President Goodluck Jonathan was not doing well but the reverse is now the case. We will endure till 2019 to change the change.”
But, Delta State APC chairman, Jones Erue, speaking on Thursday at an APC ward executive meeting convened by a former House of Representative member, Hon Solomon Edoja at Kokori, condemned the state PDP chairman’s position, saying it was PDP who brought the current economic challenges in the country.
He spoke through the deputy chairman of the party, Cyril Ogodo, who represented him at the meeting.
The APC said that it was totally wrong for anyone to make such utterances against the present APC-led administration, adding that it was the PDP who stole the treasuries of Delta State and Federal Government dry.
“If President Goodluck Jonathan was still in power, fathers would have been selling their children for them to get their daily bread. What Esiso should be doing is to ask Governor Ifeanyi Okowa what he did with the N15 billion bailout fund received from the Federal Government since his assumption of office.
“Prior to the 2015 general election, local government workers in the state were owed over eight months salary backlog, was it Buhari too that caused that?
“The PDP stole the country dry and I believe the Delta State PDP chairman is just waking up from his slumber. He needs to go back to bed and wake up to reality.”
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