- The APC has rejected a claim by the PDP that the country's unemployment level is on the increase
- The ruling party accused the opposition of crying wolf because many of its looters have lost access to funds
- APC spokesperson, Issa-Onilu, who signed the statement said the party will continue to create employment and tackle the menace as it always has
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has lashed out at the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over claims that 40 million Nigerians have lost their jobs under its administration.
The APC knocked the PDP's comment in a statement by its spokesperson, Lanre Issa-Onilu, on Saturday, December 27.
APC retorted that most of the jobless people PDP is complaining about are its looters which the Muhammadu Buhari administration has put out of a job. The administration, the party said, continues to create viable employment.
The party said: "As we put the PDP looters out of jobs, we are creating the environment and other support structures for creating legitimate jobs. The outcomes are evident in the construction, manufacturing and agricultural sectors despite the fact that the country is earning far less than what was earned under the PDP.
“Jobs are being created in many productive sectors. Our security agencies are employing more personnel to create jobs and to bolster their capacity to secure lives and property. The year 2020 promises much more in massive infrastructure, solid minerals, oil and gas, and industrialisation."
The party accused PDP of making billionaires through the looting of the country's commonwealth and is now screaming blue murder because its people no longer have access to the funds.
"For 16 years, several leaders of the PDP were having a bazaar over our commonwealth, in their reckless and senseless race to produce world’s highest number of billionaires whose only enterprise was stealing from the public purse,” APC added.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the PDP replied President Buhari over his comment that he hoped the history would be kind to him.
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The opposition party advised Buhari and the APC to apologise to Nigerians for what it called their misrule instead of begging for an “undeserved” place in history.
PDP claimed that President Buhari’s plea to history “shows a personal apprehension in confirmation of the failure of his administration and the APC.”
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