FG Blasts PDP, Governors (See Why)

Lai Mohammed
Lai Mohammed

The Presidency has heavily criticised Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for declaring the All Progressives Congress (APC) unfit to contest next year’s general election.

In a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the presidency also accused the governors of playing politics of division and hate.

VANTAGE NEWS reports that the governors of the PDP had recently asked Nigerians not to vote for the APC because of the divisions in the party, arguing that such a disorganised party cannot lead the people.

In the statement titled ‘Issues from the PDP fantasy communiqué from Umuahia,’ the presidency said that the PDP was trying to “cover up the serial and criminal failures of its long and damaging period in office, which the Muhammadu Buhari regime and the All Progressives Congress have strived these past seven years to repair.”

Mohammed added, “We cannot forget under the PDP, the nation had an army full of phantom soldiers whose pay went to PDP politicians’ pockets while our under-resourced real soldiers died in the fight against terrorist insurgents and our international allies refused to supply Nigeria kit and military aid.

“We cannot ignore how the PDP politicians sought—and continue to seek—to inflame ethnic and religious tensions by refusing to even proffer a solution to the herder-farmer clashes which became most prevalent under their misrule.

“We will always remember how the PDP politicians intentionally encouraged and exploited the black market in currency exchange to convert ill-gotten gains to foreign currency and undermine our national currency, then spirited their funds abroad in their billions and into foreign bank accounts.”

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