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PDP berates APC’s attack on southern governors

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the “attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to frustrate the aspiration of Nigerians” in finding a solution to insecurity and economic hardship in the country.

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It described APC’s condemnation of southern governors’ position on ranching, devolution of powers and state police as unfortunate.

At a press briefing in Abuja yesterday, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, noted that “the PDP governors, as patriots, directly spoke the mind of the majority of Nigerians across the board, in proffering urgent measures that would end acts of terrorism and wanton killings in our country, as well as guarantee the national unity and economic well-being of Nigerians.”

The opposition party said the APC had wrecked these noble ideals of good governance in the last six years.

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“By criticising the PDP governors’ meeting and communiqué, the APC, as a party, has further showcased its failure in steering the ship of state on the right course, thereby pushing our country towards a state of anarchy,” said Ologbondiyan.

He pointed out that APC’s action also confirmed the general opinion that it had lost touch with reality and as such no longer in sync with the fears, anxieties and aspirations of Nigerians.

According to the opposition party, “finding solutions to the myriad problems plaguing Nigeria under the watch of APC and President Muhammadu Buhari has led to an imperative national call that requires the collective action of all.”

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PDP also expressed worry by the silence of the Federal Government over the burning of offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) across the country.

Ologbondiyan said the silence was suspicious.

According to him, it is surprising that while no fewer than 20 INEC offices have been burnt nationwide, the APC-led Federal Government is not saying anything about it.

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The PDP said it suspected that the APC might be behind the arson to create an emergency situation and stall the 2023 polls.

“Approaching the 2023 election, we are worried as a party that the APC-led Federal Government is silent despite the burning and attacks on INEC offices.

“We are suspicious that the APC, having failed Nigerians and realising that it cannot win subsequent elections, is responsible for this chaos, because it is working on creating an emergency situation to stall subsequent elections,” he said.

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