APC is a party of one week, one lie — PDP

Olisa Metuh, Spokesman, PDP

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party has accused the major opposition party in Nigeria of lying to Nigerians on major issues at least once a week. 

The PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, made the allegation Wednesday at a press conference in his office at the Wadata Plaza national secretariat of the PDP.

“Most Nigerians would have today noted a worrisome trend in the camp of the opposition, which is not only inimical to the stability of our nation but also to the growth and sustenance of our democracy.

“Since its formation about two years ago, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has introduced and sustained an unfortunate political streak sustained majorly by lies, character assassination, false alarm, wild allegations, and lately visual simulation all in the desperation to deceive and misdirect the judgment of the electorate,” Mr. Metuh said.

The PDP spokesperson said the APC was simply engaged in deploying all manner of schemes to derail and compromise Nigeria’s electoral process.   

“Today, if the APC is not instigating violence or threating democracy and our very existence as a nation, the party is busy procuring criminal hi-tech to hack into INEC’s data-base or clone the Permanent Voter Cards. 

“The next day, the same party would connive with some unscrupulous electoral officers to deny non-indigenes in some select states their PVCs while busy making bogus promises to the electorates,” he said. 

A litany of fake promises

Mr. Metuh specifically accused the APC of consistently making promises to Nigerians which are not practically possible. 

He recalled that the APC recently promised that it would pay a stipend of N5, 000 each to 25 million poor Nigerians monthly, which according to him, translates to a total of N125 billion each month and N1.5 trillion every year.

“What is baffling is that the APC knows full well that this is not only unrealistic but also impracticable in a nation with an estimated budget of N4.69 trillion comprising recurrent and capital expenditures yet they continue to dish it out to unsuspecting citizens in a clear bid to mislead,” he said.

He also said the “deceitful” tendency of the APC came to light in its promise to create 740, 000 direct jobs in each of the 36 states of the federation and the FCT within one year while on the other hand promising to create one million jobs for Igbo youths also within the same period. 

Mr. Metuh added that the APC has also promised to provide free education, daily free meals for millions of Nigerian school children, free tertiary education, free health care and free houses to Nigerians.

“The opposition knows too well that this is unrealistic yet they prefer to brandish falsehood,” he said.

Mr. Metuh challenged the APC to explain to Nigerians how they would fulfil their promises with the prevailing 40 per cent drop in national income and dwindling oil price in the international market.

He said these promises are therefore either bogus or part of the party’s plot to subject the citizens to a harsh tax regime “ostensibly to finance Bourdilon Drive and other personal interests, the real reason they desperately seek power”.

“We therefore challenge the APC to come forward and admit before Nigerians that these promises are false and merely deceitful if not they should be bold enough to tell Nigerians that they are planning to skyrocket our personal income and company taxes if they ever get to power,” he said.

Mr. Metuh said under the PDP-led administration, company tax is a maximum of 30 per cent of the profit whereas personal income tax hovers between one per cent for minimum wage earners to a maximum of 19 per cent for Nigerians earning up to N100 million.

“Can Nigerians afford a tax regime of 45 per cent company tax and 32% personal income tax? Whilst we note the multiple tax regime in APC states like Lagos state, we believe that Nigerians are not ready to bear the brunt of APC’s harsh tax policy,” he said.

He added that if on the other hand the APC decides to deny the planned imposition of a harsh tax regime, he said, they must accept they are guilty of fake campaign promises and deceitful manifesto.

“Indeed, the APC has constituted itself into a huge embarrassment to our dear nation. It has remained a camp of dishonest lot whose statements cannot be trusted having continually displayed its lack of integrity and proclivity for falsehood. A party of one week, one lie,” he said

Mr. Metuh also stated that Nigerians were still shocked at the discovery of the latest international fraud where, he claimed, the APC rehashed an old interview by its Presidential candidate,  Muhammadu Buhari, as a fresh one, all in a bid to cover up a mismanaged international trip.

He said the interview scandal is coming on the heels of another shocking discovery that the APC’s claim that its Presidential candidate visited Chibok turned out to be a hoax meant to deceive Nigerians, as he never did.

“You may well recall that in June, 2014 the APC in its usual proclivity for lies issued a statement alleging that a plane carrying Kano state Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso purportedly to attend its rally in Ekiti was denied landing permission in Akure, only for Kwankwaso’s Director of Press Affairs, Baba Dantiye to announce that the governor was at another event in Kano and had no plans to travel to Ekiti state.

“Nigerians have not forgotten series of false alarms by the APC, the latest being the allegations of government siege and claims of threats to lives of its leaders which turned out to be totally false and only cooked up by its propaganda machinery to heat up the polity.

“Also, the APC had in early 2014 raised an alarm that federal lawmakers were being induced with millions of dollars to defect to the PDP, only for Nigerians to find out that it was false,

“You may also recall the reprehensible attempt by the APC to deceive Nigerians when it accused the Federal Government of deploying operatives of the SSS to terrorize voters in Osun state when in actual fact, the APC governor of Osun state also officially requested for their deployment ahead of the August 9, 2014 governorship election,” Mr. Metuh said.


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  • Mr. Abdin

    Olisa metuh needs to note that Nigerians are tired of all these lies. Change is what we need.

  • Maitama Tambari

    Olisa Metuh and PDP new Agenda, with spread of lies known to it as its stock in trade for the past decade, now seeing that its black magic has been revealed, lies, it wants to say that the Party with momentum formed only last year or so is the one telling us lies. Over ten years we suffered under continues bombardment of deceit and lies of PDP, recently Boko Haram episodes, negotiation was on, there was settlement to nothing, $20 billion dollars, various corrupt PDP Officials, non prosecuted, Chibok girls. You name them, are all butch of lies and liars. From Femi Fani Kayode to Olisa Metuh, from Doyin Otukpe to Ayodele Fayose, countless of cheats and cheaters. CHANGE! YES WE CAN.

  • Preco01

    Olisa Methu, yes, call APC whatever you choose to, PDP is a party of 16 solid years of pure unadulterated deceit, lies, brigandage and pilfering of our common wealth, bro, time is up! #March4Buhari

  • Abufata Gumi

    Thank you Olisa Metuh. People may call you what they feel but the truth is there for all to see. The APC has always been a party of lairs. it is not only one week, one lie but one day one lie.

  • charles peters

    Oga Olisa Metu this is the best headline I have ever seen in ur releases. APC is one week one lie. Well captured. That’s exactly who they are. Deceitful party.

  • charles peters

    They lie in everything and they think nigerians will allow deceits to rule us again. No way, we will resist them at the poll.

  • shegxy

    metuh we all knows that the money is there, Nigeria has the money to help the poor to upgrade their lives, but simply because your party is the most greediest party in the whole world who prefare to share those wealth within themselves instead of sharing it to the poor or use the same wealth to build an infrastructure that will change the life of the citizen. so don’t worry about how APC will do it. we want to give them a chance and opportunity to do what your party has refused and denied us

    • Anene Mercy

      Is APC not greedy? Do u know what Tinubu is doing in Lagos state? Who is more greedy than Atiku and Tinubu, the financiers of APC? The same Tinubu owns Alpha beta, the tax consultancy firm that collects all taxes in the state and takes the wooping sum of 3billion naira monthly. Is that not greed?

      Who collects the toll gate fees in Lagos, is it not Tinubu? Oga those living in the glass houses do not throw stones.

      Jonathan is a saint, compared to APC hawks.

    • Victor Gee

      Are infrastructures not being taken care of now by PDP led govt? The point is that most of us are blinded by APC lies. Tell me ur region or state and I will tell u the infrastructural development done by PDP led FG in that area.

  • Anene Mercy

    Buhari lied that he visited Chibok, how can an aspiring leader deceive those he seeks their vote. Now that their lies have been bursted and exposed, We will continue to mobilize nigerians to vote them out. They are not morally fit to lead us.

    Jonathan is humble and peaceful. He has not lied to nigerians and his second tenure will see consolidation of the transformation.

  • Victor Gee

    APC is an alarmist party. They are only good in creating falsehood and crying foul to deceive the innocent Nigerians. They built the party on lies, they campaign on lies, they live on lies.

    Check out all the catalogued lies by APC as enumerated by Metu and see the true picture of APC. Nigerians must rise now to reject them. The devil u know is better than he angel u know not.

  • Etang Chris

    This is just a catalogue of trending APC lies. Metu thanks for highlighting them again. They won’t say anything now rather they are in London planning how to unleash violence on the nation.

    What a shamefully party. Where the leader and the members are enemies of the state. They do not pray for peace in Nigeria. But God will expose them all.

  • @Amuwospeaks

    And PDP is a party of 16 years of rapid failure

    • onyekaokorie

      Amuwo, is it not Obasanjo and Atiku who are now chieftains of APC that destroyed Nigeria for a whole 8yrs. Can we now say that since Obj and Atiku have joined APC that APC wasted 8yrs and messed up the system which Jonathan is gradually cleaning. And he needs another 4yrs to stabilize the system.

  • oluwaseyi mayowa

    APC and lies is just like saying five and six

  • Isa Aliyu

    APC stahds for ‘all progressive criminals’. So they can only lie to cover up for old lies they have fed to the unsuspecting nigerians. Nigerians are wiser now. We know better and we are going to vote them out come march 28.

  • Yusuf Ahmed

    The name APC is synonymous with LIES. So we dont expect anything better from ‘association of past criminals’.

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    “The All Propaganda Congress (APC) is an Alliance of Powerful Crooks (APC) who are completely deficient of All Progressives Confidence (APC)” ………….. Buhari on quote !

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    I disagree with Metuh on this. APC is a party of one second, ten lies.

  • New Nigerian

    blah..blah..blah
    Some humbling facts about Jonathan’s theft of our common wealth – that makes the famed train robbery of the century look like christmas present –

    Back of the envelope calculations puts it at about $200billion that have been stolen, shared or misappropriated in the past 4 years – through grand theft of oil, unmerited sale of oil, unauthorized subsidy payments, depletion of natural reserve, un-collected revenues through loopholes.

    One Aspect. President Jonathan have personally supervised the grand theft, through two contracts financed with tax payers money, since January 2012 (possibly fall of 2011) of 400,000 barrels of oil per day by those he hand-picked to safeguard the supply lines against theft. According to Soludo: “First, you (Finance Minister, Okonjo-Iweala) admit that ‘oil theft’ has reduced oil output from the average 2.3 – 2.4 million barrels per day to 1.95 mpd (meaning that at least 350,000 to 450,000 barrels per day are being ‘stolen’). On the average of 400,000 per day and the oil prices over the past four years, it comes to about $60bn ‘stolen’ in just four years.

    – This is done through two 2 contracts that Jonathan signed to rebel leaders from his tribe.

    These are the 2 contracts by the Jonathan administration that is a major feed to the monster bedevilling Nigeria and turning it into a failed state, and a personal estate of King Jonathan, it was fall 2011 & 2012 time frame – widely reported by Wall Street Journal and major newspapers in Nigeria – just google it – I like the composition in the piece titled, Help, This Nigerian State Is Failing By Ayobami Oyalowo:

    ”In August, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) broke some disturbing news about Nigeria. It was reported that some ex-militants in the Niger Delta had been paid about N6.32billion within the past one year by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Yes, for the ‘noble’ service of providing security against vandals for the Corporation’s oil pipeline network. Imagine! The breakdown, as outlined by WSJ, is this:

    Chief Government Ekpumopolo (alias Tompolo), Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, ‘General’ Ebikabowei Victor Ben (Boyloaf) and ‘General’ Ateke Tom were respectively paid N5.1 billion, N1.44 billion, N608 million and N608 million yearly by the state-owned NNPC, as ‘protection money’ to guard the pipelines they once attacked.

    As if that was not enough an insult on the collective intelligence of Nigerians, earlier in the year the Federal Government awarded a contract worth $103.4million (over N15billion) to the Global West Vessel Specialist Limited (GWVSL) – a firm widely believed to be owned by Tompolo to supply 20 vessels for the use of the nation’s military authorities to secure the waterways. Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Ziadeke Akpobolokemi, had last year sent a memo titled, “Award of Contract for the Strategic Concessioning Partnership with NIMASA to Provide Platforms for Tracking Ships and Cargoes, Enforce Regulatory Compliance and Surveillance Of The Entire Nigerian Maritime Domain,” to President Goodluck Jonathan.

    In considering the memo, President Goodluck Jonathan and Akpobolokemi chose GWVSL as the preferred company for the 10-year concession agreement, renewable for two terms of five years each. Jonathan, in a memo dated 9th November, 2011, with reference number PRES/99/MT/61, approved Akpobolokemi’s memo, which the Federal Executive Council rubber-stamped on 5th January, 2012. According to Akpobolokemi, GWVSL “will provide platforms for effective policing of Nigeria’s maritime domain and ensure compliance with international maritime conventions on vessels and ships voyaging the country’s waters”. NIMASA maintains that the concessionaire would help the Federal Government to enforce the sabotage law and collect levies on its behalf. This, in a country that still maintains a statutory Naval force, and without a track record for GWVSL?

    From the above, the current occupant of the presidential villa showed where his loyalty lies…rather than train the military, he equipped criminals and vandals who had taken up arms against the state. No wonder so much arms and ammunition have found their way into Nigeria and our country has now become one gigantic human abattoir where someone is killed on an average of an hour, daily. Between January to May 2014 it has been estimated that over 1,500 people have been mindlessly cut down by terrorists and blood thirsty killers.
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