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PDP lashes “infighting” within new administration

08 June 2015, 09:55Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The ruling All Progressive’s Congress (APC) is preoccupied with jostling for positions at the expense of solving pressing local challenges such as terror, the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) alleged.

PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, said his party lamented that since the APC took over power, there had been “no clear sign of seriousness and direction, but confusion, selfish infighting and hysteria for positions of power while the nation drifts.”

“The situation is unhealthy for democracy and national development,” Metuh said.

“The concern of well-meaning Nigerians is that this may be a pointer to the fact that the APC lacks clear-cut directions on how to govern a nation as complex as Nigeria,” he added.

The PDP said it observed that though some jostling for political offices are expected among politicians in a democracy, Nigerians were not comfortable with the alleged confusion in the APC camp and the dimension it had assumed.

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“The negative effect of the glaring political commotion in the APC is compounding President Buhari’s self confessed nervousness and puzzlement, his flip-flops and worrisome reneging on campaign promises for which Nigerians will continue to hold him accountable,” said Metuh.

“Instead of fighting for positions, which betrays their lust, APC leaders should be more concerned with how to help President Buhari, who is still struggling with his ministerial list and basic appointments more than a week after his inauguration.”

“They should be more concerned with how to end insurgency by the end of July as promised by President Buhari in his April 2, 2015 CNN interview.”

Metuh urged the ruling party to revive the economy.

“They should be concerned about how to pay N5 000 each to 25 million poor Nigerians beginning from the end of June; how to bring the naira to the same value with the dollar; provide allowances to the discharged but unemployed Youth Corps members for 12 months; provide free education and meals for school children among others as they promised during the campaigns.”

- CAJ News


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