The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the present administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the worst in the history of the country.
The party, in a statement issued last night by its spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said national institutions have been bastardised and reduced to personal estates, while prices of goods and services have skyrocketed in the last two years of the APC administration.
The PDP, which accused the ruling party of not taking concrete steps to build on the achievements of the previous administration in the country, said Nigerians have never had it so bad.
“Tuesday, March 28, 2017, was exactly two years since Nigerians were deceived by the APC to vote for its candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, in the presidential election for ‘Change’. The event of March 28, 2015, has indeed left a scare in the lives of Nigerians.
“Two years after, Nigeria is worse than the APC met it. Our economy hibernated; the institutions are bastardised and reduced to personal estates of some officials in government; prices of most basic commodities have skyrocketed beyond 200 percent; electricity is scarce and no concrete plans to improve on the structures left behind by the PDP administrations; insecurity is on the rise though with constant grandstanding that it has ‘technically defeated Boko Haram’; unbearable and confusing high foreign exchange market; increase in petroleum products against static income; INEC acting as one of the departments of the APC; constant misuse of most security agencies against citizens; the dilemma of herdsmen attacks and daily displacements of communities unhindered; lack of transparency and accountability in government business; harassments of high ranking judicial officers, etc,” the statement read.
The PDP said Nigerians are witnessing the most cruel, insensitive and clueless government in the history of the country. “It’s obvious the ‘change’ promised by the APC before 2015 elections was misunderstood by Nigerians. We believe the electorates misunderstood the promise to mean positive change, but, unknowingly, the APC actually promised negative ‘change’. No doubt, it’s a reversal of all the achievements of the PDP administration, and the squandering of our collective destinies through pursuit of shadows.
“We wish to commiserate with all the families of those the APC-induced hardship and challenges led their loved ones to commit suicide in the last couple of weeks. May their souls rest in peace. As a party, we believe in prosperity for all, good governance and the well-being of all citizens of this great country, Nigeria,” PDP said.