Udora Orizu in Abuja
The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP, Delta), has described the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as a political party of barefaced liars, swindlers, treasury looters and accursed oppressors.
Elumelu, who stated this while delivering a speech at the opening of a two-day retreat organized by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee-elect in Abuja, also said that the APC is a cartel of power mongers and fascist-minded which does not believe in the prosperity, freedom and personal liberty of citizens.
Elumelu also asked the main opposition party to commence the articulation of economic recovery strategies that will lead to single digit or at most double-digit dollar exchange rate immediately the party democratically takes over governance in 2023.
While describing the PDP as a government in waiting, he insisted that such rapid economic recovery is achievable under the right leadership direction which only the PDP can offer under the prevailing circumstance.
He expressed the optimism that working along the vision of the PDP for a new Nigeria, the nation has the potential for rapid economic renewal that can lead to a single digit unemployment rate, single digit bank lending rate, a double-digit fuel price and drastic drop in the cost of food, healthcare and other necessities of life.
Speaking further, the lawmaker however cautioned that despite its failures, the APC will fight to keep its “claws in the neck of the nation” by deploying “its stock-in-trade of propaganda, fake promises, false performance claims, intimidation of citizens and electoral manipulations” in a desperate attempt to cling to power.
He therefore urged Nigerians to unite in resisting APC’s shenanigans and rigging plots ahead of the 2023 elections.
Elumelu said: “Nigerians cannot wait for the APC, a party of barefaced liars, swindlers, treasury looters and accursed oppressors, to go in 2023, so that our country can again experience the peace and economic prosperity they once enjoyed under the PDP. The APC is fascist-minded party. It does not believe in the prosperity, freedom and personal liberty of citizens. It does not believe in development and even distribution of resources. It is at best, a cartel of power mongers and political bandits seeking only to devour the nation for their selfish gains.
“The APC and its administration have no answers to the myriad of problems they created for our nation. In fact, APC’s inability to conduct a national convention and achieve a structured leadership at all levels across the country underscores its rudderlessness and explains why our nation is in shambles under its watch. So, the APC cannot be part of the new Nigeria our citizens yearn for. It should therefore fizzle out of our political atmosphere, come 2023.”