The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, APC, administration as the worst in the history of the country.
In a statement issued on Wednesday night by its spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the committee stated that national institutions have been bastardised and reduced to personal estates, even as Nigerians are witnessing the most cruel, insensitive and clueless government in the history of the country.
Stressing that Nigerians have never had it so bad, it noted that the prices of goods and services have skyrocketed in the last two years of the APC administration. PDP said that the ruling party refused to take concrete steps to build on the achievements of the previous administration in the country.
The statement reads, “Tuesday, March 28, 2017, was exactly two years since Nigerians were deceived by the APC to vote for its candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, in the presidential election for ‘Change’. The event of March 28, 2015, has indeed left a scare in the lives of Nigerians.
“Two years after, Nigeria is worse than the APC met it. Our economy hibernated; the institutions are bastardised and reduced to personal estates of some officials in government; prices of most basic commodities have skyrocketed beyond 200 percent; electricity is scarce and no concrete plans to improve on the structures left behind by the PDP administrations; insecurity is on the rise though with constant grandstanding that it has ‘technically defeated Boko Haram’; unbearable and confusing high foreign exchange market; increase in petroleum products against static income; INEC acting as one of the departments of the APC; constant misuse of most security agencies against citizens; the dilemma of herdsmen attacks and daily displacements of communities unhindered; lack of transparency and accountability in government business; harassments of high ranking judicial officers, etc.
“It’s obvious the ‘change’ promised by the APC before 2015 elections was misunderstood by Nigerians. We believe the electorates misunderstood the promise to mean positive change, but, unknowingly, the APC actually promised negative ‘change’. No doubt, it’s a reversal of all the achievements of the PDP administration, and the squandering of our collective destinies through pursuit of shadows.
“We wish to commiserate with all the families of those the APC-induced hardship and challenges led their loved ones to commit suicide in the last couple of weeks. May their souls rest in peace. As a party, we believe in prosperity for all, good governance and the well-being of all citizens of this great country, Nigeria,” PDP said.