Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has assured Nigerians that it will revamp the economy as well as restore democratic tenets and the rule of law in the country, immediately it is returned to power by Nigerians in 2019.
The PDP, which said it is already working on a robust blueprint for national cohesion and economic recovery, urged Nigerians not to lose hope in the democratic process because of the misrule of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC).
It urged Nigerians to join forces with the reformed PDP to rescue the nation.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, who stated this while receiving a delegation of PDP officials from Kogi State in his office at the weekend, said the only way to end the economic recession, human rights abuses and daily bloodletting bedevilling the nation in the last three years is for all Nigerians to rally with the PDP and vote out President Buhari and the APC in 2019.
According to Ologbondiyan, â€œIt is now clear to all that President Buhari and his dysfunctional APC are the main problems of Nigeria today. Not only that they have ruined our once robust economy with their restrictive economic policies, their nepotic tendencies are directly responsible for the escalation of hostilities and bloodletting in various parts of our country today.”
He said the Buhari administration has shown that it is completely incompetent and lacks the capacity to run an economy as big as Nigeria’s, adding that it has shown that APC lacks the all-inclusive comportment to ensure a united and cohesive nation and has resorted to repressive tendencies, including direct violation of rights of citizens, to cover its failures.
“Today, it is obvious to all that there is no hope for the nation under the APC and Buhari presidency.
â€œOn our part, the PDP believes in a united Nigeria and the potentials of Nigerians as a people. That is why the PDP always run on democratic principles and all-inclusive policies that effectively galvanize the productive energies of our people for national cohesion and economic prosperity, as witnessed in the 16 years of PDP in governance,” he said.
Speaking at the event, the leader of the delegation, Hon. Idris Lokoja, commended the new leadership of the PDP for its efforts at rebuilding the party.
He said Nigerians are collectively looking up to the PDP as the only credible platform to rescue Nigeria and ensure a peaceful and prosperous nation.