- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised Tinubu not to allow himself to be deceived again by the PDP
- The party said Tinubu’s colloquium speech exposed the APC’s failure rather than damaging the PDP
- The opposition party also accused Tinubu of copying its policy programmes
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondinyan, advised the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, not to allow himself to be deceived again by the ruling party.
The PDP advised Tinubu not to allow himself to be used a second time as he still carries the burden for the enthronement of what it described as “this incompetent, divisive, nepotic and inherently corrupt administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, which has brought the nation to its knees in three years.”
Vanguard reports that the opposition party said Tinubu’s speech, at the colloquium, rather than doing damage to the PDP, ended up amplifying the failures of President Buhari and the APC administration.
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The statement read in part: “The PDP watched with amusement as Asiwaju Tinubu struggled with words to appease President Buhari and give him assurances that he can win a second term election in the face of mass failure both in governance and in their discredited, rejected and troubled platform.
“It was a direct admittance of failure and indictment on President Buhari’s administration, when Asiwaju pointedly told the president that the ship of the nation, under his (Buhari’s) watch, still needs to be rescued, almost three years down the line.
“It is tragic that Asiwaju had to tutor his visitor, who had no policy direction since his election in 2015, by engaging in a revision of the programmes and policies of the PDP, such as the leasing system, the mortgage and pension schemes which boosted the economy and directly impacted on the lives of Nigerians.
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“More pathetic is the fact that the APC leader presented the PDP programmes as if he was introducing novel ideas in the economy. This clearly stood with our position that the APC government is incompetent and lacking in ideas of how to move the nation forward.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Tinubu urged Nigerians not to accept the recent apology by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The APC chieftain and former governor of Lagos state said this while speaking at the 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium on Thursday, March 29. He said the PDP looted the nation and wasted the country's money.
"You looted, you wasted our money. Nigerians, don't accept PDP's apology, they lied to you for 16 years," he said.
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