Enugu - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the reason it will not stop blaming the Peoples Democratic Parties for the nation’s economic woes is because of the overwhelming impact of its misdeeds in the past 16 years.
The National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, had on Wednesday asked APC and the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to stop blaming the opposition party for its failure to arrest the economic crisis which is presenting suffocating the citizenry.
But in a statement issued by the spokesman of the South East APC caucus, Osita Okechukwu, the party said the bashing of the PDP will continue for as long as it takes to fix back the economic dislocation, the unconscionable PDP led federal government caused the nation for sixteen years.
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“We regard the statement credited to the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff to the effect that APC and by extension President Muhammadu Buhari should stop bashing the PDP from the severe socio-economic hardship ravaging the country; as theatre of absurd of Nollywood fame. It’s sheer bunkum, a speech meant to cover a deep wound inflicted on the soul of Nigerians.
“In all honesty, how can the APC or President Buhari stop bashing the unconscionable PDP led federal of the last sixteen years that dislocated our economy?
"As Buhari said, PDP squandered our rainy-day commonwealth which accrued in bounty seasons of crude oil sales? It’s hard fact and fact is sacred.”
How can we forget the 1,310 kilometer old gauge Kano-Lagos rail; the $8.3 billion contract awarded to the Chinese, when almost at the same time the Chinese awarded 4000 kilometer modern gauge Lhasa-Beijing at $4.2 billion? This could have tremendously improved North-South transportation.
“How can we forget the $23 billion Greenfield refineries awarded to the Chinese in 2010, which was dead on arrival? This could have stopped the billions wasted on petroleum products importation.
“How do we forget the Lagos-Abeokuta, Lagos-Ibadan, Lagos-Benin, Kano-Maiduguri, Maiduguri-Yola, Enugu-Onitsha, Enugu-Port Harcourt, East-West and other federal roads abandoned by the PDP federal government? This has crippled economic activities nationwide.
“How can we forget the $16 billion PDP squandered on power projects? The PDP has kept us in the dark,”
- News 24