The Markafi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has scored the Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progress Party (APC) government low as Nigerians celebrate this year’s Democracy day.
In a statement by its publicity spokesman, Dayo Adeyeye, the PDP said the APC has left Nigerians with nothing to celebrate two years after taking over power.
The PDP accused the APC of ‘suppressing and denying it’ the political space to provide credible opposition in the country.
The PDP accused the APC of selectively fighting corruption adding that the ruling party has become a shield for corrupt politicians.
“The Question is what has the APC done to fight corruption? Nothing! Yes, indeed nothing except noise, hounding, torturing, flouting of court orders and vilification of opposition leaders and members in and out of courts/incarcerations without proving anything; harassments, intimidation, indiscriminate arrests and detention of Judges in order to cow them to desecrate the Judiciary and deny the people justice; promote gestapo state and by extension, kill democracy.
“On the much celebrated anti-corruption fight of the APC therefore, it must be noted that it was previous PDP governments that created and sustained all the institutions for fighting corruption such as the EFCC and the ICPC. Under the PDP administrations most of those who were tried by these agencies were PDP members.
“The PDP never made any effort to shield PDP members from prosecution and investigation as is the case with the APC government which has made it a policy to sweep all the dirt of its members under the carpet. Instead of entrenching transparency and accountability in governance processes, the APC’s recent ‘Whistle Blowing Policy’ for instance, appears to be a mockery of the System given the reprehensible and comic actions so far under it by finding ‘orphaned monies’ in all nooks and cranny of the country by the EFCC.”
The PDP further blamed Nigeria’s current economic recession in the incompetence of the APC.
“Two years into the APC’s governance, as a result of incompetence and President Buhari’s de-marketing of Nigeria while globetrotting; investors (both local & foreign) have withdrawn their monies from the System thereby creating economic inactivity and consequent depression that we are being faced with alarming rate of suicide. No doubt, economic activities and an enabling environment is the basic response to recession but experience and requisite skills are alien to the APC in this regard.”
On security, the PDP said security situation in Nigeria has worsened owning to the increasing case of Fulani herdsmen attacks in different party of the country.
The PDP further urged the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo to urgently assent the 2017 National Budget and see to its successful implementation in order to reduce the sufferings of the people.
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