- APC has reacted to PDP's attack on President Buhari's Independence Day speech
- PDP had criticised Buhari for saying that the oil price in Nigeria must be higher than that of Saudi
- The ruling party, however, said that Nigerians have trust in Buhari's government
Following its criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari's Independence Day speech, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Vanguard reports that the party urged Nigerians, especially the religious prayer warriors, to pray for the salvation of what remains of the opposition party, saying the PDP exhibited a gross act of irresponsibility by attacking the president's speech.
Legit.ng gathered that in a statement issued on Friday, October 2, by its spokesman, Yekini Nabena, the APC said it has become clearer that the main opposition in the country and its elements need the sympathies of all well-meaning Nigerians.
Nabena said President Buhari in his independence anniversary message gave hope to Nigerians, adding that Nigerians trust their leader whose integrity has been proven.
The party said the misinterpretation of the president’s Independence Day speech by the PDP is an act of irresponsibility that requires prayer warriors to make it whole.
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APC emphasised that reassurance was given by the president’s speech, especially to lift about 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
The party said:
“Understandably, the PDP leaders would prefer the continuity of the locust era but the reassuring takeaway in the speech of Mr President is a spoiler to their evil plans.
The speech further showed commitment to investing more in Buhari’s Agrarian Revolution, digital economy, medium and small scale industries as a sure way of gradually lifting people out of poverty.
“Surprisingly, the opposition party had the guts to criticize the commendable and courageous step taken by this administration to end the era of robbing Peter to pay Paul in the oil sector by totally embrace deregulation which in turn will bring about massive job creation, business opportunities and attract more investors. For so many years, the dying PDP could not summon the courage to do this simply because of corruption.
“President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC administration are enjoying the goodwill of Nigerians in the majority and our people know that the challenge associated with the removal of fuel subsidy is temporary. Therefore the manipulation tactics and the hatred being spread by the PDP and its leaders will definitely fall on the infertile soil."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that PDP berated President Buhari over his Independence Day speech on Thursday, October 1.
It was reported that the party said the president's attempt to justify the increase of fuel price in Nigeria by comparing it to the N168 per litre cost in Saudi Arabia is a morbid joke.
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