The Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), for always justifying the needless suffering of millions of Nigerians under the Presidency Muhammadu Buhari.
The latest rebuke by the opposition party, was contained in a strongly worded statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan. According to the statement, APC has no concern for Nigerians as evidenced by the ruling party’s often desperate attempts to rationalize and justify hardships being experienced by Nigerians under its leadership.
PDP also berated the APC for supporting the increase in the price of fuel under the Buhari Administration from N87 to N148 per litre as well as its support for what it called chronic corruption.
It accused the APC of being a corrupt party that enjoys inflicting pain and suffering on the populace. The PDP said the ruling party has turned a blind eye to the fact that most Nigerians can no longer afford basic foodstuff, and other necessities of life due to the incompetence of President Buhari’s Government.
Excerpts from the statement read;
“The PDP also berates the APC for supporting the increase in the price of fuel from N87 to the current N148 per liter as well as the endemic corruption in the Buhari administration, saying that only a corrupt party that relishes in inflicting suffering, pain and anguish can defend the actions of Buhari administration.
“By kicking against our solidarity with Nigerians in our caution to President Muhammadu Buhari against making empty promises to the people, the APC has pitched itself against the Nigerians and further confirmed that it is a propaganda machine that only thrives in lies, deception, fake promises and incurable corruption.”
“We found it tragic that the APC would attempt to paint our economy as sustainable when in the actual fact it has been wrecked by President Buhari, with a terrifying N28.6 trillion debt burden, a weakened currency at N480 to a dollar, a frightening 23.1 unemployment rate and a productive sector that has been crippled by poor policies, to the extent that our nation is rated as world poverty capital. It is heartbreaking that the APC is ignoring the cries of Nigerians and chose not to speak out on the escalation of insurgency, kidnapping, banditry and incessant killings of Nigerians under President Buhari’s watch.
“It is appalling that the APC finds nothing wrong with the fact that the situation in our country has become so devastating that compatriots now resort to suicide and slavery mission abroad as options.”
The opposition party insists that the APC should apologise to Nigerians for making false promises rather than trying to justify bad decisions taken by the Buhari administration.