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APC planning change of name, PDP alleges

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning to change its name because of its failure and that of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

The opposition party claimed that APC leaders, who were already troubled by the post-Buhari’s disastrous tenure in office, were planning to adopt a new name in order to deceive Nigerians once again.

The PDP said false claims that opposition members were trooping into their party, would not save the APC from crashing.

The party said only those who had lost relevance with the people, having betrayed their causes, would “seek accommodation in the sinking pirate ship called APC.”

“Indeed, only unpatriotic expired and lily-livered individuals can seek to join a party like the APC that is synonymous with failure, nepotism, treasury looting, mindless stealing, corruption, falsehood, lies, capacity crisis, confusion, crass incompetence and which finds pleasure in foisting hardship and poverty on Nigerians.

“Which patriotic Nigerians would want to join the APC that has wrecked our economy, reneged on all its campaign promises, looted over N15 trillion oil money, frittered over N2 trillion tax income, crashed the value of our naira, increased taxes, hiked the price of fuel and electricity, squandered our foreign reserves, shutdown over 50 million businesses, imposed a frightening 23 percent unemployment rate, accumulated N31trillon in debt and mortgaged our sovereignty to foreign interests through reckless borrowings?

“Which patriotic Nigerian can join the APC that has willfully failed to secure our citizens from marauders, insurgents, and bandits; a party under whose watch, the once happy and prosperous Nigerian citizens can no longer afford basic necessities of life to the extent that they now resort to suicide and slavery mission abroad as options?”

The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said APC as a party had become irredeemably balkanized, overweighed with the burden of failure, and could no longer be a platform for any credible Nigerian who had the intention to serve the people.

“It is pitiable that while the APC leadership is grandstanding with lone defectors, the majority of Nigerians are rallying with our party, having discovered that the APC is leading our nation to nowhere.

“After all, not a few APC governors as well as ministers in President Buhari’s cabinet and members of the National Assembly are already fed up and have expressed their readiness to join the rescue train, PDP.

“However, what is paramount to our party at this critical time is the wellbeing and security of our citizens, particularly as the APC has shown that it has no capacity for governance and has no iota of regard for the good of Nigerians.

“Indeed, the last five years and particularly the traumatic events of the last two months have shown that the PDP remains the only credible platform for Nigerians across all sectors to realize their collective aspirations and dreams of a virile, united, secure, prosperous and inclusive Nigeria.”

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