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APC mocks Sheriff’s 2019 dream

19 February 2016, 21:39

Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has mocked the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff,

The party described as laughable comments credited to Sheriff that the PDP will win power back in 2019.

The APC in a statement by its National Secretary Mai Mala Buni, drew Sheriff’s attention to the 16th century English language proverb and nursery rhyme which says “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride,”

The party said while it was reluctant to join issues with Sheriff’s idle 2019 postulations, Nigerians were aware that the current economic hardship and institutional rot were caused by the PDP’s 16-year ‘misrule and pillage.

Also read: Ex-ministers give Jonathan deadline to withdraw support for Sheriff

The statement reads: The All Progressives Congress (APC) in reacting to the laughable comments credited to the newly-selected National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, is mindful of the 16th century English language proverb and nursery rhyme “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride”.

“In monitored media reports, Ali Modu Sheriff boasted in Umuahia, the Abia State capital that the ailing PDP which lost power in 2015 will regain control of the federal government in 2019.

“Ali Modu Sheriff was also quoted saying the PDP would soon come out with its “master plan” to regain power.

“The APC is reluctant to join issues with Ali Modu Sheriff’s idle 2019 postulations and would rather join issues that will bring about all-inclusive development in the country. “However, the APC and indeed Nigerians seriously hope the touted “master plan” includes how the PDP and its cronies will return public funds stolen under the PDP’s watch for 16 years.

“Nigerians are aware that the current economic hardship and institutional rot was caused by the PDP’s 16-year misrule and pillage. “President Muhammadu Buhari has been working assiduously to correct the PDP’s years of damage and bring about people-centric governance.

It is baffling how the PDP expects Nigerians to abandon APC’s smooth sailing ship for a sinking and rudderless PDP ship, come 2019. “The 2015 elections has been won and lost. The priority of the present APC administration is to deliver on election promises made by the party to Nigerians who long-desired change of political leadership at the federal level and in many states.

“Happily, Nigerians can look back, with relief and attest that since the APC-led administration took over governance, Nigeria is back on the right track – economically and security-wise – and has taken its right of place among the comity of progressive nations. 

- News 24


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