APC’s Change Agenda Has Worsened Nigeria’s Socio-Economic Problems – PDP


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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the All Progressives Congress change agenda has Nigeria’s socio-economic problems rather than develop the country.

In a new year message signed by the party’s Acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, the party accused the ruling party of feeding Nigerians with false propaganda.

Secondus also added that President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war is a vendetta against PDP members.

The statement read “Nigerians have watched in bewilderment as the so-called change agenda of the APC has deepened the socio-economic problems in the country, instead of building on the successes bequeathed to them by the PDP.

“Today the APC has governed for seven months and PDP can confidently say without any fear of contradiction that the APC was not prepared for governance. The APC is just a gang-up of aggrieved people to take over the reins of power.

“To date, APC does not have a clear agenda on how to bring about the change they promised. As a result, Nigerians have seen the APC for all it is worth -an ill prepared party with an ill prepared agenda for governance.

“Nigerians have seen the chaotic situation at hand, orchestrated by the incoherent policy initiatives of the APC led government. Yes, this is the reality we face.

“From the confusion in the subsidy question, to the insurgency conundrum; from the discredited anti-corruption fight, to the confusion in the government’s economic policy.

“Yet the government has, by its own acts of omission and commission, presented itself as non-inclusive and sectional.

“Consequently, we are now faced with worsening fuel crisis; free fall of the naira; job losses; worsening insurgency; the shiite/military clash; renewed Biafran agitation and general insecurity.

“In the middle of all this, it is clear that the APC government is pursuing a one -party state agenda considering its inordinate schemes to take over PDP controlled states.

“To worsen this state of misgovernance, the only active policy of this government, the anti-corruption fight, is being mismanaged. The PDP supports this policy wholeheartedly because it is fundamental to our drive towards national development as a country.

“But it becomes counter productive if it is pursued without following the rule of law and at the same time selectively targeting members of the opposition party.

“For instance, some former PDP members who defected to the APC a few months ago, some of them, former governors, who were indicted in their states, are not being investigated. Rather, they are appointed into cabinet positions”.

The party urged Nigerians not to lose hope and live in peace. “We must repose our faith in God, the only one that can guide the leadership of this country to take actions that would genuinely correct past mistakes, rebuild our economy, give all Nigerians a sense of belonging and secure our country.

“Our prayer is that in 2016 Nigerians will live in peace, love and brotherhood and would be alive to their citizenship responsibility of engaging the government so that it can work for national reconciliation, reconstruction and development.

“The PDP will be at the vanguard of this movement. We are already reforming our party in order to put us in good stead to play this role effectively,” the statement added.

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