The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to return the nation’s resources stolen during the 16 years it was in power and apologise to Nigerians.
Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC’s National Publicity Secretary, made this known in a statement over the weekend.
The ruling party was reacting to a comment credited to PDP’s presidential candidate in 2019, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who advised his party to forget about calculations for the 2023 presidential election for now and concentrate on rebuilding and strengthening the party.
According to the APC, the rebuilding of the PDP can only start when the main opposition party returns all the nation’s resources stolen under its watch.
The APC further said that the PDP must apologise to Nigerians “for the havoc wreaked on the country”.
The statement further read, “APC offers this as a new year counseling to Atiku over his own tongue-in-cheek advice to his party, the PDP, urging them to concentrate on strengthening and rebuilding the PDP for now, rather that dissipating energy on the 2023 elections. Clearly, the former PDP presidential candidate was anything but sincere in his advice.