The All Progressives Congress (APC) has taunted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) saying they would still be accepted and voted by Nigerians in the forthcoming presidential election in 2023.
National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) APC, Sen. John J. Akpan Udoedehe made the declaration on Tuesday in a press statement.
Senator Udoedehe was reacting to Monday statement by the spokesman of the PDP, Kola Ologbodiyan where he dismissed the APC-led federal government as a monumental failure.
The Secretary of the APC Caretaker team who detailed the achievements of the Buhari administration further claimed that Nigerians were not willing to return to the 16 years of PDP administration when the collective patrimony of all Nigerians was looted by a few.
The statement read in part: “PDP has decided to play to the gallery in an attempt to play deniability and take away the gaze of Nigerians from the remarkable strides which the APC-led Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is carrying out amidst very trying circumstances. Nigerians are aware that due to the monumental sleaze and leakages of our collective patrimony actively supervised by PDP, the current administration of PMB inherited an empty treasury, coupled with the global decline in oil prices since 2014, which significantly trimmed the well-laid out plans of the APC administration.
“This is elementary economics. When your expenditure outstrips the supply of goods in the economy, inflation will occur in the long run. Just as we were able to pull through, Covid-19 came calling with worldwide economic ramifications. Nigerians understand that this was beyond us. Be that as it may, PMB went to work immediately by putting in place building blocks for a virile and sustainable Nigeria; economically, agriculturally, in the ease of doing business initiatives, infrastructural renaissance, the power sector reforms, in anti-corruption, social investment programs, and of course in building strong institutions that will outlive the present Administration.
“At the moment, these facts speak for themselves: The Treasury Single Account (TSA) is in operation and has successfully curbed the excesses of government officials who may be prone to graft.
“The government has successfully aligned the budget cycle with the JAN-DEC budget window to allow for better delivery of benefits to Nigerians".