Abuja - The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has hit back the All Progressives Congress following the latter's criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan's tenure as a failure.
PDP, in statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, said it was on record that no administration in the recent history of Nigeria achieved in its first three years, up to what Jonathan had so far achieved despite unprecedented security challenges.
“The APC is trading in its best merchandise - falsehood, deceit, blackmail, sheer pernicious propaganda. The APC is the centrifuge of violence in Nigeria, and like the “thirty tyrants " in the ancient Athen, is desperately looking for excuses to truncate democracy and ruin our collective destiny but Nigerians are not ready to dig in with them.”
According to the party, the Jonathan administration had tackled massive infrastructural development with federal roads and bridges either constructed, reconstructed or rehabilitated.
It added that the long forgotten rail system was steaming back to life with modern coaches even as expansion of network is on-going.
Various measures for air safety also took centre stage with the vast expansion and rehabilitation of facilities at all federal airports in a gale of efforts that changed the face of the nation's aviation industry in less three years.
It said progress had been recorded in education and the quality of life.
PDP added that Nigeria, nation formerly a butt of international criticism for flawed elections, has since 2011 been receiving worldwide accolades for credible conduct of elections.
“The APC must therefore like other well-meaning Nigerians commend the President for this feat which it has been unwilling to allow in its enclave as Nigerians have seen in the conduct of council elections in Lagos , Ogun, Osun and Edo States,” the ruling party stated.
"President Jonathan has left nobody in doubt of his principled stand on the rule of law and transparency and only in the narrow world of mischief of the APC does this matter less.”
- CAJ News