Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a swipe at the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying there is nothing to celebrate as the administration marks its two years in power.
In a statement signed by Dayo Adeyeye, national publicity secretary of the Ahmed Makarfi faction, the party said the APC has plunged Nigerians into “two years of despondency, ambiguity, repressed and depressed condition”.
It also accused the PDP of leaving no stone unturned in “suppressing the PDP” and denying it the chance of credible opposition in the country.
The party noted that the APC has performed poorly in the key areas of power, security, as well as the fight against corruption.
“As Nigerians mark the 2nd anniversary of the APC in power, it is important to once again briefly remind us of the state of affairs in the nation as it has plunged the vast majority of the people into this 2 years of despondency, ambiguity, repressed and depressed condition and still ongoing,” the statement read.
“We would have simply wished Nigerians happy celebrations but there is nothing to celebrate from this APC government which represents confusion in its entirety. A government that formed its cabinet within 6 months of assumption of office, jokes with the country’s annual budget, led the Africa’s No. 1 economy into depression, put in place an ambiguous economic Plan after 2 years in power, and the list is endless.
“Beginning with the issue of corruption in this discussion is critical in line with the APC/President Buhari’s ‘change agenda and ‘hype in corruption chase’ which has left sour taste given the dishonesty and charade that has characterized the actions of this government so far.
“On the economy, record show that Nigeria became the favoured investors’ destination in Africa with the highest investment of $8.4 billion USD; and it attracted $20 billion USD worth of foreign investments in 3 years. But two years into the APC’s governance, as a result of incompetence and President Buhari’s de-marketing of Nigeria while globetrotting; investors (both local & foreign) have withdrawn their monies from the system thereby creating economic inactivity and consequent depression that we are being faced with alarming rate of suicide.
“The security situation in the country today has worsened with the rampaging herdsmen’s attacks killing innocent and harmless people unabated and sacking communities. The scourge of herdsmen attack across the country under the APC is more than the activities of Boko Haram in the north-east.
“The efforts of the PDP in fighting Boko Haram activities still speaks volume of its sensitivity towards preservation of citizens’ lives and properties; and if the APC had maintained the success achieved during the 2015 elections in the north-east region, the deadly group wouldn’t have regrouped.
“Against this backdrop and more, it’s obvious therefore that there is nothing to celebrate as we mark Democracy Day on the 29th of May, 2017 given that we are counting loses of previous achievements recorded and none to show case by this APC led Administration in the last two years.” (TheCable).