On Tuesday the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said unlike the All Progressives Congress (APC) which has nothing to show, it is very proud of running on records achieved during its 16 years rule.
PDP in a statement by Charles Aniagwu, its Presidential Campaign Spokesman, claimed that the APC was running away from campaigning with President Muhammadu Buhari’s achievements because it plunged Nigerians into deeper hunger and poverty.
Aniagwu also berated the APC for allegedly destroying the structures the PDP put in place, prior to 2015 when the party took over the reins of governance.
The former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar’s spokesperson said the APC Presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s handlers were always referring to Lagos in their campaigns because the party had failed Nigerians on their campaign promises.
He explained that PDP’s 16 years record is attractive enough to run on because things were much better in 2015 than they are now.
The statement read in part “But on the basis of what we did even in the first 16 years, we don’t have to run away from it and I can tell you that we liberalised the telecoms sector, pension reforms, banking consolidation, and setting up a number of institutions to fight corruption, EFCC, ICPC, Due Process Office and many more.
“In that 16 years we ensured that Nigerians were united but in the last 7 years under the APC, those things that put us together have been so bastardised.
“We are very proud of running on our records and Atiku Abubakar and his running mate Dr Ifeanyi Okowa have seen the many challenges bedevilling the country and they have mapped out strategies to reposition the country to function effectively.
“Those who asked for a change in 2015 have seen that the change they asked for did not yield the dividends of democracy they so desired and I can assure you that Atiku-Okowa will make a difference,”
The PDP Presidential Campaign Spokesman lambasted the APC for holding a campaign rally on a Sunday morning.
Aniagwu who described the move as insensitive said it tells that APC does not understand the sensibilities of this country.
The statement continued “I watched with dismay how the APC organised a campaign rally on a Sunday morning in this country when people are supposed to be worshipping God, they were very busy in Lagos blocking everybody in the name of a rally.
“That was insensitive and it simply tells you clearly that they don’t understand the sensibilities of this country”.