THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says the APC national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has exposed the “confusion” in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari by revealing that the All Progressives Congress was not involved in the final stage of the recently released board appointments.
Recall that Oyegun had divulged that while the ruling party was carried along in the initial compilation of the list of appointees that has been found to contain the names of at least six dead Nigerians, it was not involved in the final outcome of the nominations it made two years ago.
“But we were not fortunate to participate in that final stage,” the APC national chairman had averred on Saturday.
Reacting on Monday, National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbodiyan, described Oyegun’s comment as not just ridiculous but an indication that the party in power had lost confidence in Buhari’s governnment.
The PDP spokesman said, “Is it not ridiculous, cowardly and a clear show of disorganisation in the government for the APC national chairman to try to exonerate his party from the failures and incompetence of a government which the party formed?.
“Chief Oyegun’s comments amount to a vote of no confidence on the presidency, but there is no way he can exonerate the APC, which he leads, from the failures of its own government.
Ologbodiyan, who challenged Oyegun to address some “burning issues” in the country, continued,
“the APC chairman must therefore shed his penchant for excuses and address the misrule of the government.
“We challenge the APC national chairman to address the issue of collapsing economy with its attendant 8 million job losses and countless business closures which has caused hardship on families across the country, all due to bad policies and incompetence of the APC government.
“Nigerians are still waiting for the APC national chairman to address the issue of the biting fuel crisis also caused by the inept APC government.
“What has Chief Oyegun to say about the now exposed corruption in the APC-led federal government, including sharp practices in hidden oil subsidy payouts, illegal lifting of crude worth trillions of naira to service APC interests and the unabated depletion of Nigerians foreign financial instruments by his party’s government?
“Nigerians are still waiting for the APC national chairman to address the issue of aloofness and insensitivity of the APC federal government to the incessant killings of Nigerians in many parts of country by marauders, in addition to the exposed diversion of funds meant for the insurgency-related matters by APC interests.
“The nation is also waiting for the APC national chairman to come up with explanations on the failure of his government to fulfill its campaign promises and why the fight against corruption has been lopsided with APC members who were publicly indicted of corruption now openly enjoying government cover.
“Instead of facing these issues agitating the minds of Nigerians, the APC National Chairman is busy passing the buck while also attempting, just like the Presidency, to claim credit for projects initiated and executed by the PDP.
“Our advice to the APC therefore is that they should spare Nigerians their excuses. They should also spare us their lies and fake promises as the citizens will never allow themselves to be deceived again as was the case in 2015.”