Nigerians Tired of  Your Empty New Year Promises, PDP Tells APC, FG

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By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said that Nigerians had become disillusioned over alleged failure of the federal government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to deliver on its promises.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP asked the ruling party not to issue any New Year message to Nigerians since they did not fulfill any of the promises contained in their previous messages since assumption of office.

The party said Nigerians had become overstretched by the litany of woes visited on them in the last two years “by the incompetent and pretentious APC Government,” stressing that it would be the height of callousness for the party and its government to spew another round of propaganda and false hope in the name of new year messages.

“What else would they tell Nigerians apart from inventing new lies and propaganda as they had always done, particularly at the turn of each New Year”, Ologbondiyan queried in the statement.

He added: “Every New Year, since 2016, the APC and its federal government have been reeling out promises which they had no intentions of fulfilling. Now they are warming up to reel out fresh ones in January 2018.

“What is the need of a New Year message from APC Government when it would be replete with propaganda?  What is the need of their yearly assurances when the only thing we see is an arrogant and incompetent government plunging the nation into economic recession and visiting the citizens with the worst forms of hardship?

“What seriousness should any Nigerian attach to a government that takes governance for granted, puts off its Federal Executive Meeting at the slightest whims and blame imaginary invasion of its offices by rats for the inability to meet required statutory functions?

“What else should Nigerians expect from a government that promised massive employments only to render 7.74 million Nigerians jobless between 2016 and September 2017; with combined unemployment and underemployment rate hitting 40.0% as declared by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

“This is the same APC that promised to deliver Naira exchange at N1 to 1USD but ended up wrecking the currency from N160-N170 to a scandalous N350-N400; the same party and its government promised to reduce the price of fuel only for it to rise from where the PDP left it at N86.50 to N300-N400 per litre.

“What do we expect from a government that so devastated the economy in 2017 that Nigerians were forced to turn to Ponzi schemes like the Mavrodi Mundial Movement (MMM) for survival only for an estimated three million of them to lose about N18 billion in the process.

“The APC misrule literarily turned 2017 into a harvest of woes; hunger, disease, violence and deaths while the nation is now being pummeled by ethnic and religious agitations and attendant violence in all parts of the country.

“Also this year, marauders, criminal herders, Badoo cultists and insurgents were on the prowl with several innocent Nigerians as victims.

“Nigerians suffered strange diseases; businesses were shut; hardship and poverty swelled mortality and divorce rates while the APC continues to thrive on propaganda and lies.

“Measured against all key performance indicators, the APC controlled federal government has fallen below the expectations of Nigerians.

“Painfully, instead of channeling the nation’s resources for the good of the citizens, the ‘zero corruption’ federal government is busy providing cover for APC interests who are diverting public funds through padded budgets, multi-billion dollars secret oil subsidy regimes, illegal lifting of crude using unregistered APC fronts, pillaging of Nigeria’s foreign reserves, diverting of funds meant for fight against insurgency and rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the northeast; and attempts to steal $1bn from the Excess Crude Account (ECA).

“Nigerians are very patient people but are tired of APC’s incompetence, lies and endless propaganda. We therefore urge the APC to stop taking Nigerians for granted as the nation eagerly awaits their farewell address come 2019.”

  • Rev

    Lying galore…testing the Mic!

  • OPUTA ANDREW

    Opposition is leaving up to expectation. We want more of this to checkmate the ruling party. This is Good for our democracy.

    • vic

      do not be deceived by their words unless there is drastic change for the benefit of the country’s workforce , unemployed youths and old age pensioners. without their support no party can win in 2019. mark my words.

  • vic

    MATTERS OF THE MOMENT

    RE: PDP AND APC ARE THE TWO DIFFERENT FACES OF THE SAME CORRUPT COIN

    AND PD, ARE YOU BETTER THAN APC IN ANY SENSE OF THE WORD??? WITH WHOLESOME CONDEMNATION AND CRITICISM OF THE THE APC, A PARTY WHICH I NO LONGER SUPPORT, WHAT ASSURANCES AND NEW WELFARE PROGRAMMES HAVE YOU FOR THE POOR TEAMING MASSES OF NIGERIA?

    WHAT WELFARE PROGRAMME HAVE YOU FOR THE LABOUR FORCE OF THIS COUNTRY IN TERMS OF IMPLEMENT ION OF MINIMUM LIVING WAGE FOR THE NIGERIAN WORKERS, FOR THE OLD AGE PENSIONERS IN THE COUNTRY??

    AS YOU ARE AWARE, YOUR PARTY PDP IS IN BAD SHAPE NOW BECAUSE OF CLUELESS CORRUPT PDP LEADER, JONATHAN, WHOSE DECLARED SLOGAN WAS, “STEALING IS NOT CORRUPTION”?? HIS ILLITERATE WIFE BECAME BILLIONAIRE OVERNIGHT.

    FURTHERMORE, CLUELESS JONATHAN WAS BUSY BRIBING THE COUNTRY’S MILITARY WHOSE TOP BRASS BECAME BILLIONAIRES BY USING BOKO HARAM FIGHT AS A CASH COW, SUCKING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM THE SO-CALLED SECURITY FUNDS??

    ALSO, CLUELESS JONATHAN ALLOWED THE PENSION THIEF MAINA STOLE BILLIONS OF PENSIONERS’ FUNDS. JONATHAN THEN DIVERTED PENSIONERS FUNDS FOR THE SO-CALLED BOKO HARAM FAKE FIGHT, WITH BOKO HARAM DAILY MARCHING FORWARD IN THE NORTHERN REGIONS OF NIGERIA, KILLING THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT NIGERIANS, WHO AS A COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, JONATHAN WAS SUPPOSED TO DEFEND. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF NIGERIANS LOST THEIR LIVES AND PROPERTIES AS THE UNPROTECTED VICTIMS OF BOKO HARAM.

    HOWEVER, MOST IMPORTANTLY, JONATHAN LOST 2015 ELECTIONS BECAUSE PENSIONERS AND THEIR YOUNGER RELATIVES DID NOT VOTE FOR JONATHAN AFTER BUHARI PROMISED THAT HE WILL ON HIS ARRIVAL CLEAR ALL THEIR UNPAID PENSION ARREARS. JONATHAN LOST BECAUSE HE BECAME DEAF AND BLIND TO THE VOICES OF THE YOUTHS, PARTICULARLY THE OLD AGE PENSIONERS. BUT HAS PDP LEARNED ANY LESSON FROM THAT??? THE ANSWER IS,BIG NO.

    FURTHERMORE, TO-DATE, PDP HAS NOT COME OUT WITH A NAME FOR SANE HONEST AND UNCORRUPT CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENCY. ALL THE CANDIDATES ON SHOW BY PDP, ARE THE SAME OLD CORRUPT LOOTERS WHO WILL NEVER BE VOTED BY NIGERIANS AS THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA. WITH THESE PDP CANDIDATES, BUHARI WILL REMAIN THE UNQUESTIONED WINNER OF THE 2019 ELECTIONS ALTHOUGH I PERSONALLY DO NOT SUPPORT BUHARI BUT ONE HAS NO CHOICE TO ELECT THE BEST OUT OF THE WORST. SO, IT DOES NOT LEAVE NIGERIANS WITH MUCH CHOICE, DOES IT??? SO, PDP, HERE IS MY SUGGESTION:

    SEARCH FOR A HONEST UNBLEMISHED YOUNG PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATE EVEN THOUGH YOU MAY HAVE TO BRING IN THIS CANDIDATE FROM OUTSIDE YOUR POLITICAL PARTY- LIKE SOMEONE FROM ASUU OR A TOP UNBLEMISHED MAN FROM ANY HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATION AND PERSUADE HIM TO STAND FOR PRESIDENCY OF NIGERIA IN 2019. MAY BE, YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BALARABE MUSA ALTHOUGH AS OLD AS HE IS, AT LEAST HE IS HONEST OR DAVID TAM WEST, THE EX PETROLEUM MINISTER.

    FROM PAST RECORDS OF PDP, PDP IS PERCEIVED BY MOST NIGERIANS AS THE MOST CORRUPT PARTY IN NIGERIA TODAY. FROM THE CALIBER OF THE CURRENT PDP CANDIDATES WHO ARE STANDING FOR PRESIDENCY, PDP HAS NOT GOT A CHANCE IN THE HELL TO COME INTO POWER, AT LEAST, FOR THE NEXT 8 YEARS.

    PDP, THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT, TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT. FOR ME, PDP AND APC ARE TWO FACES OF THE SAME CORRUPT MONEY BAG LOOTERS. SO FAR AS I AM CONCERNED THERE IS NOTHING TO CHOSE FROM.

    • Roseline

      APC is worse than PDP.

  • Romla

    PDP/APC two sides of the same coin.

    • Toby

      I prefer one side. The side that learns from past mistakes.

      • Romla

        Heads or tails,call it.It is your choice and a free world.

  • Asuk

    Strong words. Signs of a rejuvenated opposition party. Good for democracy.

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