The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party would not disappoint Nigerians come 2019.
The party, in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday by its spokesperson, Mr. Yekini Nabena, declared that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not an alternative to APC.
“Nigerians were taken for granted too long and have vowed that enough is now enough. No degree of blackmail and wicked scheming will make us return to the years the locusts had eaten. We have crossed the Red Sea and have no intention to return to our ugly past.
“The assurances Nigerians can hold firm is that APC will not fail the country like PDP’s wasted 16 years. While PDP continue to spew lies in its cheap attempt at opposition politics, President Buhari is concentrating on the important work at hand – clearing the mess and rebuilding the country in all facets.” Nabena also condemned the criticism of the opposition PDP, stating that it lacks content and context.
“Although the opposition in a democracy is supposed to offer constructive criticisms and proffer alternative solutions to government policies and programmes, the opposition rhetoric of PDP is nothing but senseless noise-making, in its failed attempt to distract the Buhari administration.
“In both content and context, PDP’s latest allegations on the Buhari administration’s anti-corruption efforts should be seen for what they are: empty, baseless and diversionary.
“It is truly amazing that that the party of a failed government, which held the country prostrate for 16 years, stole, wasted and misappropriated our abundant resources, will have the audacity to make comments on the current administration that within three years is clearing the rot left after PDP’s misrule.”
On the alleged corruption of the past government, APC said: “Was it not under PDP’s immediate past administration that disclosures of nauseating magnitude were made?
“Instead of apologising profusely for their gang rape of the nation, PDP seeks to present itself before Nigerians in 2019 to seek a return to their stealing.
PDP should understand that Nigerians cannot forget in a hurry how the country was destroyed by its gang of pen robbers.
“PDP may also explain the fuel subsidy scandals and how billions of the country’s funds went into private pockets; the massive seizures of properties and cash from public officers who served in PDP’s government.”