PDP blames “political bandits” in APC for failure in governance


▪︎Says Nigeria can never move forward with APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Thursday that fresh revelation that the All Progressives Congress (APC) brimmed with “political bandits” had further confirmed why the ruling party had visited the nation with so much violence, power grabbing, election malpractices, human rights abuses, unbridled looting and divisive policies under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

The opposition party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the revelation had further established why the nation could never move forward or have rest under an APC administration and why its government was bedeviled with confusion and insensitivity.

The PDP stated that the revelation also showcased the reasons for the complete failure of governance and command structure in every sector of the national life under the APC.

The party asserted that the statement credited to the Director General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, Dr Salihu Lukman, that some APC leaders behaved like “criminal bandits” further exposed the APC as no better than a pillaging and treasury-looting gang.

“Our party invites Nigerians to further note the assertion by the PGF DG that some APC leaders are as skillful in politics as the criminal bandits ravaging our communities, towns and villages.

“This explains why our nation has never had a peaceful and credible election under the APC but always dragged into a political landmine of power grabbing, violence, killings, arson and continuous assault on our laws and the sensibility of Nigerians.

“It also explains why our once robust economy has been plundered to the extent that our once prosperous fatherland has been reduced to a debtor and beggar as well as the world poverty capital with worsened corruption rating, just in a space of five years.

“Today, under the political bandit-ridden APC, abuse of human rights, extra-judicial killings, suppression of the media, clampdown on dissenting voices and other such impunity are becoming a new normal while our dear nation now ranks as third country with the highest level of terrorism after Iran and Afghanistan, according to Global Terrorism Index rating by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

“It is therefore clear that the APC is a party that should never have been trusted or even allowed to hold office at any level.

“The APC has brought untold harm to our nation and should find a place in its predatory heart to apologize to the millions of Nigerians who have fallen prey to its viciousness in governance.

“With this revelation, Nigerians expect a few credible individuals still trapped in the APC to immediately leave this pirate ship before it is too late.

“On our part, we call on Nigerians to remain calm and united in leveraging on the opportunities granted by democracy in the quest to rescue and reposition our country in the national interest,” PDP said.

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