By Myke Uzendu, Abuja
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will have no place in the post-Buhari government as Nigerians have resolved to return the nation to the path of peace, unityand economic prosperity, which can never be attained if a party like APC
is allowed to govern beyond 2023.
The PDP in a statement on Monday by it’s Spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan noted that President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts to launder the APC to remain in power after his tenure amounts to an effort in futilityas Nigerians are no longer ready to put up with the wickedness of the
APC, in its atrocious activities, treasury looting and “Janjaweed”
ideology of violence, with which they have held the nation captive in
the last six years.
The party alleged that som APC leaders, who have been indicted for treasury looting and aiding of terrorism are blackmailing President Buhari to use his media interviews to canvass the perpetuation of APC in power so as to shield them from prosecutionat the inevitable end of his tenure in 2023.
The PDP said that such individuals have been trying to force Mr. President to commence an early campaign for the APC.
“While not excusing the personal failures of Mr. President as well as the
incompetence that embodies the Buhari Presidency, it is incontrovertible
that the APC, as a decadent political party, founded on vices of
vindictiveness, divisiveness, falsehood, fake promises, electoral
manipulations, support for violence, stealing, sectional marginalization
and hatred, cannot produce the desired leadership for our nation after
“That is why some individuals, in the APC, who by their backgrounds as
religious leaders, community leaders, legal luminaries, rights advocates
and moralists who should be speaking out in the face of misrule, have
rather have found themselves entangled in APC Bermuda Triangle of
violence and corruption, where they have ignobly become apostles of
falsehood, corruption, injustice as well as backers of acts of terrorism
in our country”.
The opposition party reminded the President that Nigerians are not ready to be beguiled again to further entrust the destiny of the nation in the hands of theAPC, which has in the last six years, superintended over the looting of
over N25.1 trillion from various ministries, agencies and department of
government; leading to the ruining of the nation’s once robust economy.
“Nigerians are invited to note how the President Buhari-led APC
administration has failed to prosecute APC leaders and their agents
indicted in the reported disappearance of N10.1 trillion from the
Treasury Single Account (TSA) in March this year, the N9.6 trillion NNPC
scam, the reported N1.1 trillion crude oil fraud, alleged N1.4 trillion
fuel subsidy scam, the N500 billion Social Intervention fraud exposed by
the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, as well as massive looting in FIRS, NEMA,
EFCC, NDDC, NPA, NIMASA, NHIS and other agencies of government.
“This is in addition to reports of how APC, as a party, is behind the
importation of terrorist elements and emboldening of terrorist
activities, arbitrary arrests and sudden disappearances of dissenting
voices, sectional marginalization, political killings, escalated abuse
of human rights including the clampdown on our youths during the EndSARS protest as well as the stifling of social media in our country”.
PDP said that the President should stop wasting his time trying to launder
the irredimable APC.