Attack On Governors: APC Has Lost Direction In Governance - PDP - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Attack On Governors: APC Has Lost Direction In Governance - PDP

…Insists Nobody Can Gag Nigerians

From Jane Okafor, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday condemns what it termed the desperate attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to frustrate the aspiration of Nigerians in finding solutions to the alarming state of insecurity and economic hardship in the country.

PDP said this was manifested in the communique issued by its governors at the end of their crucial meeting in Ibadan yesterday, but which the APC criticized.

In a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, he noted that the PDP governors, as patriots, directly spoke the mind of majority of Nigerians across board, in proffering urgent measures that would end acts of terrorism and wanton killings in the country as well as guarantee the national unity and economic wellbeing of Nigerians. 

Ologbondiyan lamented that these noble ideals of good governance have been wrecked by the APC administration in the last six years. 

"By criticizing the PDP governors meeting and communique, the APC, as a party, has further showcased its internal failures in steering the ship of state on the right course thereby pushing our country towards a state of anarchy.

The action of the APC has also confirmed the general opinion in the public space that the APC has lost touch with reality and as such is no longer in sync with the fears, anxieties and aspirations of Nigerians having lost total bearing with the essence of governance.

It is only a fizzling  political association like the APC, that would attempt to politicize and deride a clear consensus by Nigerians as expressed in the coming together of state governors, who are seeking for the restoration of sovereignty in a near hopeless situation. 

Nigerians are aware that the APC is always standing against genuine efforts to save the lives of our citizenry and securing our nation against terrorists, vandals and bandits. 

 ...Holds APC Responsible  For Insecurity

This latest act by the APC has finally exposed its connection with the prevailing insecurity ravaging our country under their watch.

The APC, as a party, must however realize that Nigerians have already moved beyond its partisan and divisive machinations; that prominent citizens of our nation including many governors and other leaders elected on the platform of their party are already with us in this genuine effort to rescue and secure our nation.

Of course, it is only an irresponsible leader that will sit back and watch his citizens being daily massacred, kidnapped and maimed by terrorists and bandits and do nothing just because of a partisan affiliation with a failed and rejected ruling party.

It is only an insensitive state governor that will cross his fingers and do nothing while his people are being ravaged by hunger and starvation just because he wants to be in the good books of a failed ruling party.

In the same vein, it is only an unpatriotic governor that will continue to watch his nation disintegrate and fail to join patriotic citizens in seeking solutions just because he wants to be seen as being loyal to a failed ruling party.

... Expresses Fear That Nigeria Can't Survive If Left In Hands Of Incompetent APC

It is clear to every Nigerians that our nation cannot survive if left in the hands of the incompetent, divisive, vindictive, violent prone and anti-people APC, which by all indication only seeks to destroy our citizenry and the nation.

Finding solutions to the myriad of problems plaguing our nation today under the watch of a crisis-ridden APC and  absentee President Muhammadu Buhari, has led to an imperative national call that requires the collective action of all, and the PDP, as a party, will not relent in leading all patriots in this charge. 

The PDP therefore states that no group, no matter their machination, can gag Nigerians, let alone governors elected on the platform of the PDP,  in seeking solutions to our challenges as a nation.

Our party therefore restates our call to state governors, presiding officers and leaders of the national and state legislative houses across the country, to continue to rally with a view to amending the relevant sections of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) to restructure our nation in the context of true federalism, devolution of power, state policing and other institutions of sub national governance," he concluded.

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