APC Still Cleaning Up The Mess Created In Nigeria By PDP – Presidency

The presidency on Sunday lambasted the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) describing the opposition party as a serial failure.

The presidency statement, issued by the spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu submitted that the PDP and its members plundered the nation’s resources during their sixteen years in power at the federal level.

Shehu added that the damages done by the PDP are still been cleaned up by the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration led by President Buhari.

Naija News understands the statement issued by Shehu comes as a reaction to the communique issued by the PDP Governors after their meeting in Abia State on March 24 when they resolved that the APC has become a menace to Nigeria and has plunged the people to unimaginable levels of hardship.

Reacting the Presidency accused the PDP of intentionally presenting wrong facts about the Buhari government and attempting to hoodwink Nigerians ahead of the 2023 elections.

It said with the APC at the helm of affairs, Nigerians are the better for it and despite the attempts by the PDP to pull down the government through sponsoring fake news and agenda, the ruling party is turning the country around.

The full statement from the presidency reads: “The rejected Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) fantasy communiqué is a work of fiction by those who truly believe black is white and one plus one equals three.

“This statement of the delusional seeks to cover up the serial and criminal failures of the PDP’s long and damaging period in office, which the Muhammadu Buhari administration and All Progressives Congress (APC) have strived these past seven years to repair.

“We cannot forget under PDP, the nation had an army full of phantom soldiers whose pay went to PDP politicians’ pockets while our under-resourced real soldiers died in the fight against terrorist insurgents & our international allies refused to supply Nigeria kit & military aid.

“Today with the APC, the army is resourced, we have fighter jets from our partners, Boko Haram is being driven from every inch of Nigerian territory, and ISWA’s leader eliminated in a Nigerian airstrike.

“We cannot ignore how PDP politicians sought – and continue to seek – to inflame ethnic and religious tensions by refusing to even proffer a solution to the herder-farmer clashes which became most prevalent under their misrule.

“Today with APC in government, there are ranches on Federal land and in state land where there is the willingness to establish them. Clashes are reduced. Lives are saved, and livelihoods are enriched.

“We will always remember how PDP politicians intentionally encouraged & exploited the black market in currency exchange to convert ill-gotten gains to foreign currency & undermine our national currency, then spirited their funds abroad in their billions and into foreign bank accounts.

“Today with APC we support our national currency; we have achieved self-sufficiency in rice and fertilizer production; we refuse to allow greedy politicians and businessmen to hide their money overseas, and instead build an economy here in Nigeria for all.

“We will always know how PDP politicians raided the NNPC, consistently failed to pay into the Federation Account and, in the last year of PDP misrule, $20 billion dollars was simply found “missing”.

“Today with APC, funds from NNPC are directly and transparently used to fund social and health programmes – such as COVID-19 response, the construction of roads, bridges and rail, and equipping of hospitals to cope with new and existing challenges.

“And then there are those PDP leaders in attendance who signed the Communique. Who would trust such people with the running of our country?

“Who can believe a word these people say, as they looked outwardly stylish but harrowed by power-sharing and other troubles inwardly?

“These people, who play politics of division and hate, create communal disturbances, need to change.

“The Governors reeled out numbers on the economy, pretending as if the once-in-a-life COVID-19 pandemic, with its huge and devastating effect, disrupting global supply chains, uniformly battering the world economy never happened.”

This article was originally published on Nigeria News