The main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the National Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, to desist from sending “impostors and charlatans in his party” to insult PDP Governors and other patriotic leaders just to divert attention from the failures and problems of his party.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement on Sunday urged Governor Buni to design a more constructive way of containing the manifest failures of the APC government both at the federal and State levels, “instead of using touts and nonentities to drag down PDP performing governors and other well-meaning Nigerians”.
The party spokesperson, further stated that it is indisputable that governors elected on the platform of the PDP have performed and are performing better, by all standards, than their counterparts in the APC. The party went ahead to make a comparison of life under PDP-led government stating that “it is incontrovertible that life was better in our country under the PDP and that the purchasing power of Nigerians, in general experienced its highest in our contemporary history under the PDP”.
He said “Nigerians across the country already know that the standard of living, infrastructural development, wealth creation, employment opportunities as well as growth in critical sectors including aviation, education, health, transportation power, energy, manufacturing, commerce are better in PDP states.
“Of course, no APC governor can point to any development project that can compete with the achievements of any of our governors in any sector of life.
“Such feat is not by accident but by sheer ingenuity, hard work and accountability being exhibited by our governors in line with the manifesto of the PDP.
“Furthermore, it is ludicrous that rather than advising President Muhammadu Buhari and his government to rescind the unjustified increase in fuel price and withdraw the morbid declaration that fuel price ought not to be cheaper in Nigeria than Saudi Arabia, the APC is further insulting Nigerians by bandying unsubstantiated oil subsidy figures, to defend their atrocious policy.
“In case the APC is not aware, it is instructive to remind them that their party and government has fallen too low in the esteem of Nigerians for it to seek a rebranding through impostors as spokespersons, to funnel lies, deception and distortions of facts in a fresh attempt to beguile Nigerians.
“It is incontrovertible that contrary to the lies of APC impostors, between 2006 and 2013, successive PDP administrations, effectively managed the resources of our nation and grew our economy to become one of the fastest-growing in the world as recorded by Fitch and the IMF”.
The party therefore concluded that life was better in the country under the PDP and that the purchasing power of Nigerians, in general, experienced its highest in contemporary history under the PDP.