Nigerians are tired of failed promises, PDP tells APC
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party on Friday advised the Federal Government and the All Progressives Congress not to issue any New Year message to Nigerians since they have not allegedly fulfilled any of the promises contained in their previous messages since assumption of office.
The party said Nigerians have become overstretched by what it called “litany of woes” visited on them in the last two years by the APC government, stressing that “it would be the height of callousness” for the party and its government to “spew another round of propaganda and false hope” in the name of New Year messages.
“What else would they tell Nigerians apart from inventing new lies and propaganda as they have always done, particularly at the turn of each New Year,” PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said in a statement he signed in Abuja.
He added, “Every New Year since 2016, the APC and its Federal Government have been reeling out heaps of promises which they have no intentions to fulfill.
“Now, they are warming up to reel out fresh ones in January 2018.
“What is the need of a New Year message from APC government when it would be replete with propaganda?
“What is the need of their yearly assurances when the only thing we see is an arrogant and incompetent government plunging the nation into economic recession and visiting the citizens with the worst forms of untold hardship.
“What seriousness should any Nigerian attach to a government that takes governance for granted, puts off Federal Executive meetings at the slightest whims and blame imaginary invasion of its offices by rats for the inability to meet required statutory functions?
“What else should Nigerians expect from a government that promised massive employments, only to render 7.74 million Nigerians jobless between 2016 and September 2017; with combined unemployment and underemployment rate hitting 40.0 per cent as declared by the National Bureau of Statistics?”