- The All Progressives Congress says leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party are the ones complaining of hunger
- The ruling party is reacting to the claim made by the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, that there is pervasive hunger in the country
- According to the APC, the current administration has denied looters access to the resources of the country
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has lambasted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the claims by the latter's presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, that there is pervasive hunger in the country.
In a statement on Tuesday, January 8, by the spokesperson for the ruling party, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC said all the PDP leaders have been shouting is hunger everywhere they go.
Legit.ng gathers that during his visit to Lokoja, Kogi state, on Monday, January 7, Atiku expressed concern over what he called poverty, hunger and hopeless state of unemployment in the country under the current administration, urging the people of north central states to vote out the APC.
Issa-Onilu said in the statement: "All the PDP leaders have been shouting is hunger everywhere they go. Nigerians understand clearly what this means. The APC administration has denied the pillagers who have found a home in PDP access to the resources of this country. In the past, during the unfortunate reign of PDP, it was the common Nigerians who were crying of hunger.
“As President Muhammadu Buhari noted, yesterday, during the inauguration of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, the leaders of PDP had become used to taking for themselves the resources that belonged to all of us. Each time these political marauders cry of hunger, this administration is reassured that we are doing the right thing."
According to the APC, the era when people who are privileged to find themselves in public office abuse their positions with reckless abandon has come to an end. The party said public office shall never be a licence to the people's commonwealth.
The statement added: “It is shocking to see the few leaders of PDP who are still showing up in the public for campaign alongside the discredited Alhaji Atiku, standing before the paltry crowd in the Lokoja stadium, blowing hot air, stomping the platform, and making empty promises.
"The Obajana – Kabba road was impassable for over a decade. It is although less than 60 kilometres, but it links the Kogi west zone to the rest of the country. Many PDP leaders who rode on the road to the rally in Lokoja must have been ashamed of themselves to see the road nearing completion under the APC administration.
"We hope Atiku and his other jokers found time to see the Itakpe – Warri railway project that was awarded over three decades ago, which the APC administration has just completed. Did they also see the Lokoja – Okene highway under construction?
"The PDP needs to be reminded that while it has no antecedents of completing projects it inherited or initiated from 1999 to 2015 due to the rapacious disposition of its leaders, the APC administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari, has made it a cardinal policy to complete abandoned projects it inherited and to start new ones that have high impact for the economy recovery of our country.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) warned the National Peace Committee to call President Muhammadu Buhari to order.
The party said Buhari’s desperation for self-succession had become a major threat to Nigeria's national unity, stability and peaceful electoral process.
The party further alleged that the Buhari presidency had been overheating the polity with its recent actions.
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