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INSECURITY: APC points fingers at PDP members within and outside govt

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has blamed members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) within and outside the government for the many security challenges faced by the country.

Describing members of the PDP as monsters desperate to force their way back into government, the APC said the country was yet to recover from grievous crimes of corruption, impunity, and maladministration that characterised the 16 years of the PDP administration.

The ruling party accused the PDP of creating a state of insecurity by propagating falsehood and promoting dissent.

The APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, made this statement during a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday.

He said, “The year 2018 was significant in many ways. Importantly, we witnessed in this past year the shameful attempt by the political predators to launch themselves back into reckoning. Those who were roundly rejected by Nigerians in 2015 for their grievous crimes of corruption, impunity, and maladministration once again struggled to rise up from the dungeon the people of this country had dumped them. They were fierce and reckless in their wicked attempt to return to power to continue their primitive appropriation of our commonwealth for themselves and their immediate family.

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“The actions of these elements who have raped our nation for close to two decades were disruptive to the course of progress being vigorously pursued by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The year 2018 particularly was a tough year for the APC government as we had to confront the monsters who have found their way into the ruling party during the merger in 2014, pretending to have cured themselves of their insatiable greed and callous selfish disposition.

“Predictably, the forces of evil finally gravitated towards themselves and are now ensconced in their wicked nest, called the PDP.

“Unfortunately, they did a lot of damage to our determined efforts in the last three and half years, by constituting themselves into a stumbling-block, using their vantage position in government in conjunction with their associates outside of government who have been deploying their ill-gotten wealth to pervert justice, create a state of insecurity, propagate falsehood and promote dissent. It was a callous strategy design to pull the wool over the eyes of the people of this country.”

Issa-Onilu who mocked the promise by the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to fix the power sector said, “He promised to solve the power problem when we know he sold off all the power plants to all his friends who had no interest in giving us power.

“They invested nothing and added nothing to what they met on the ground. They even included a clause that they can never be revoked. The only interest they had was to milk the nation. What new promise will he make to Nigerians to improve the power sector?”

Reacting to the statement by the APC, the spokesman for the PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, said the Buhari-led APC administration was known for “ineffective lies and excuses.”

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