APC: PDP Casting Crude Aspersions Without Justification

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in the habit of casting crude aspersions without justification, stressing that the party’s incivility and irrationality remain a blight on the country’s democracy.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Felix Morka, in a statement issued in Abuja said the decision of  the PDP to wave off President Bola Tinubu’s new year message was a testament to the party’s incapacity to serve as a sensible or credible opposition party.

He added that if the status of opposition party were a contested one, the PDP would still miserably fail to pass.

Morka noted: “Democratic opposition politics is not exactly about being a masterclass of incivility or casting crude aspersions without justification.

“It is also not about haughty display of ignorance of essential social and economic policy or wilful blindness to the administration’s bold and courageous efforts to raise the bar for sustainable growth and development of our country. PDP’s nagging irrationality is a blight on our democracy.

“Both in tone and substance, President Tinubu’s New Year address was measured, sensitive, articulate, highly presidential and an excellent fit for the purpose and occasion it was delivered.

“A new year speech of any president is a goodwill message to the nation in celebration of the new year. It is a moment for tone-setting of expectations for the year ahead. It is not a  policy speech delivered to a think tank. Even that basic understanding of the nature of a new year speech stands elusive to highly deluded PDP.”

Morka added that the president was forthright in his acknowledgment of the transient tough impact that some of the administration’s policies have had on citizens.

He explained that Tinubu was categorical in his expression of commitment to do everything under the power of his office to tackle prevailing challenges and secure a safer and stronger country for the benefit of all.

He stressed that the president addressed Nigerians with candour, sensitivity and attentiveness of a kind unknown to the PDP in its 16 years rule.

“ The president’s new year message struck the right chord with Nigerians, assuring of the administration’s commitment to fixing power and energy challenges, locally refining petroleum products, crashing prices of products, creating jobs, enabling a more favourable business environment, tackling insecurity, expanding food security and affordability, implementing new minimum wage for workers, and more,” he said.

The party spokesperson noted that the signing of the 2024 budget into law on New Year’s Day was further evidence of the president walking the talk.

Morka said the president was busy doing the job he was elected to do and would not be distracted by he termed PDP’s idle mischief.

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