From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Caretaker Committee has described the All Progressives Congress ( APC) as a ruling party in opposition to itself.
The Committee said all that APC has done in the two years it had been power was to complain instead of delivering on its campaign promises to Nigerians.
In a statement issued yesterday by its spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the caretaker committee urged Nigerians to compare the performance of the ruling party in the last two years with the mid-term report of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
“The APC should stop complaining and do what they promised Nigerians. The party promised to fix Nigeria and solve all the problems in less than two years. All the party has done is to blame the PDP and give excuses for its failure,” the PDP said.
It added that the APC has not recorded any achievement in any sector in the last two years, noting that its much talked-about anti-corruption war has been selective. Besides, the PDP said why the ruling party prefers to blame it for all the woes of the country, its achievements in the 16 years it was in power are there for all to see.
The opposition party added that it was under its reign that all the weapons the present administration is using to prosecute the war against terror were procured.
The PDP noted that “Nigerians are no longer excited by APC’s selective fight against corruption when its house is smelling and oozing with the stench of corruption and reckless looting of our common wealth. This reminds us of the statement credited to Senator Shehu Sani of Kaduna State, that the APC-led government is using insecticide to fight corruption when it concerns other Nigerians but using deodorant when it concerns top APC leaders and members.
“On the much celebrated anti-corruption fight of the APC, it must be noted that it was the previous PDP governments that created and sustained all the institutions being used for the fight against corruption such as the ICPC and the EFCC. Under the PDP administrations, most of those who were tried by these agencies were PDP members.
“There was no deliberate effort to shield PDP members from prosecution and investigation as it is the case with the APC government which has made it a policy to sweep all the dirt of its members under the carpet. Recall the grass cutting allegations against the SGF, the awards of contracts to ghost companies by the Federal Government Committee on Northeast, allegation of attempted bribery of Judges by the Minister of Transport and that of Science and Technology, the CBN Forex racketeering and most recently, the DSS indictment of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu and many others.
“On the war on Boko Haram, the APC spokesman forgot to mention that it was the same weapons bought by previous PDP administration that the present government is still using to prosecute the war on insurgency in the Northeast.”