The APC accused the PDP of ruining Nigeria.
The Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has described as “outlandish, petty and hollow” the allegation by the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tony Okeke, against the Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola.
In a recent press statement, Mr. Okeke had referred to Mr. Fashola as a dictator for deporting 14 destitute people to their home state, Anambra.
The APC called Mr. Okeke’s statement a “drunken conclusion of a desperate upstart trying to impress his principals” and referred to the PDP as “a failed, corrupt and clueless party that had taken the country to the graves in fourteen years of ruinous leadership.”
In a release in Lagos, signed by the Lagos State Interim Publicity Secretary of the APC, Joe Igbokwe, the party said that the PDP having failed woefully in “fourteen years of regressive politics,” was now clutching onto imaginary straws to survive.
The APC wondered why a party that had stolen hundreds of trillions of Naira while promoting destitution, poverty and want in Nigeria has become so shameless as to take advantage of the victims of its own corrupt governance in order to gain political favour.
“Is this upstart of a publicity secretary not aware that almost every other state had done the same relocation he is now trying to harvest from? Is he not aware that his PDP had shipped out thousands of destitute and beggars from the Federal Capital Territory before he embarked on his journey of childish political profiteering?” the APC asked in its statement.
“Why should the PDP think that the army of destitute it had been pruriently churning after stealing hundreds of trillions of a fourteen years oil windfall must live off Lagos or no other place in Nigeria? Are PDP and its infantile Acting Publicity Secretary not ashamed that Nigeria has become a huge colony of destitute and poverty ridden citizens when it had harvested from a fourteen years unending oil boom as well as diverse fronts of mass extortion and exploitation?”
The APC mocked the PDP by saying that the ruling party was intimidated by the success of the APC governors and the potentials that the APC offered to Nigerians.
“We are aware that the PDP is presently beset by the deadly phobia for the APC but we want to assure them that nothing will stop their rustication in 2015. We urge the PDP to prepare for life outside power, after eating away fourteen years of the life of the nation through outright brigandage and clueless leadership.
“We want to let PDP know that Nigerians are proud of Lagos and the achievements of the APC government in Lagos in the period the PDP has wrecked the country and placed a heavy burden of destitution on Lagos. We assure the PDP that as Lagos remains the poster boy of what the APC government can do in the badly abused and viscerally damaged center, the APC is poised to start the recovery of Nigeria in 2015 and not even the desperate, insecure scare mongering of the PDP will stop this,” the party said.
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