PDP says after 2 years, APC only serving Nigerians propaganda
By Titus Agbo
The Senator Ahmed Makarfi led faction of the People’s Democratic Party,( PDP) Friday chided the All Progressives Congress, (APC)) of only sustaining a regime of propaganda nearly two years after forming government.
He stressed that the APC administration has failed to measure up to the achievements made by former President Goodluck Jonathan in first two years.
The PDP factional leader said; “the only thing the APC government has been able to give to Nigerians is propaganda having failed to deliver dividends to the citizenry”.
In a statement issued by Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the spokesman of
The PDP National Caretaker Committee Chairman was reacting to a statement issued by the APC last Thursday to the effect that; “Nigerians have not forgotten the alleged rot and misdeeds of the PDP while in government”.
In a statement issued by Prince Adyeye, the spokesman of the National Caretaker Committee, Makarafi said: “It has been two years since the ‘Ruling Party in opposition’ took over power in May 2015 and all the APC has done since assumption of office is complaining and whining, instead of governance and delivering to Nigerians its campaign promises. Nigerians have not also forgotten how the APC in opposition politicized all issues of governance without proffering a single solution to any of them, but remained adamant, condemning the sincere policies of previous PDP administration .”
“Nigerians thought the only reply by the APC to our statement of Wednesday, March 29, 2017, would have been for the Party to roll out its achievements in the last two years instead of another shameless descent into the abyss of propaganda, blame-game and media trial of previous PDP led administration” Makarafi further stated adding; “we are not surprised because the APC has no achievement to flaunt before Nigerians than the boring rehash of what the PDP did or did not do. We still maintain that Nigerians should take critical look at the Mid-Term Report of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s Administration and compare it to that of the current APC led government and access them on performance and achievements.”
On the much celebrated anti-corruption fight of the APC, the PDP chieftain stressed that; “ it must be noted that it was the previous PDP governments that created and sustained all the institutions for fighting corruption such as the ICPC and the EFCC. Under the PDP administrations most of those who were tried by these agencies were PDP members. There was no effort to shield PDP members from prosecution and investigation as it’s the case with the APC Government which has made it a policy to sweep all the dirt of its members under the carpet.”
“Recall the grass cutting allegations against the SGF, the Awards of Contracts to ghost companies by the Presidential Initiative on Northeast, allegation of attempted bribery of Judges by the Minister of Transport and that of Science and Technology, the CBN Forex racketeering and most recently, the DSS indictment of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu and many others”. He pointed out adding; “On the War against Boko Haram, the APC spokesman forgot to mention that it was the same weapons bought by previous PDP administration that the Present Government is still using to prosecute the War on insurgency in the Northeast. He also forgot to mention that despite his corruption claim on the PDP led Government, the PDP made Nigeria Economy the largest in Africa and the fastest growing in the world. Where are we now?”
“In less than two years, our economy went into recession. May we again remind the APC that the Dollar under the PDP Government was 165 Naira to 1 US Dollar? Today, the difference is there for everyone to see. The 18,000 Naira minimum wage under PDP could buy two bags of Rice and still had some change but today, where are we? Nigerians have never been so hungry in their entire lives, except during the Civil War as seen in the last two years.”
The APC Spokesman forgot to add that, the Federal Government under the PDP created 500,000 jobs a year for our teeming unemployed youths. Since the APC led Administration took over, more than 4.5 million people have lost their jobs. “During the era of the PDP under President Goodluck Jonathan alone, 12 new Universities, and Almajiri schools were established. What is the APC achievement in education, agriculture, sports development, job creation, and economy etc, The APC should stop complaining and do what they promised Nigerians. The Party promised to fix Nigeria and solve all the problems in less than two years. All the Party has done is to blame the PDP and give excuse for its failure. Nigerians are no longer excited with the APC’s selective fight against corruption when its house is smelling and oozing with the stench of corruption and reckless looting of our common wealth. This reminds us of the Statement credited to Senator Shehu Sani of Kaduna State, that the APC led government is using insecticide to fight corruption when it concerns other Nigerians but using deodorant when it concerns top APC leaders and members”.