The ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) has knocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for lambasting President Muhammadu Buhari over his independence day broadcast.
On Thursday, 1st October, Nigeria marked its 60th year anniversary of attaining independence from Britain and President Buhari addressed the nation as part of the event celebration.
In its reaction to Buhari’s broadcast, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned Buhari’s statement on the economy of the country and described it as a “huge slap on the sensibilities of Nigerians.”
Recall that Buhari, in his speech, justified his increase in the price of fuel in the country by comparing it to the N168 per litre cost in Saudi Arabia. A litre of petrol in Nigeria costs N162.
“It makes no sense for oil to be cheaper in Nigeria than Saudi Arabia,” Buhari said.
However, the All Progressive Congress, APC,’s spokesman, Nabena on Friday, issued a statement, arguing that the independence anniversary speech by Buhari gave”hope to Nigerians as they trust their leaders whose integrity has been proven”
Nabena said that PDP needed the sympathies of well-meaning Nigerians, adding that “the vision and the ideal dream on how to build a great nation seem to have eluded the former ruling party.”
He added that the PDP misinterpreted the President’s speech, saying that the opposition party acted irresponsibly.
He said: “The misinterpretation of Mr. President’s Independence Day speech by the PDP is an act of irresponsibility that requires prayer warriors to make it whole.
“The reassurance given by the President speech, especially to lift about 100 million Nigerians out of poverty should ordinarily fascinate all patriots but because of bad politics, the PDP and its elements would blind their eyes to such re-proclamation and others.
“Understandably, the PDP leaders would prefer continuity of the locust era but the reassuring takeaway in the speech of Mr. President is a spoiler to their evil plans. The speech further show commitment to investing more in Buhari’s Agrarian Revolution, digital economy, medium and small scale industries as a sure way of gradually lifting people out of poverty.
“Surprisingly, the opposition party had gut to criticize the commendable and courageous step taken by this administration to end the era of robbing Peter to pay Paul in the oil sector by totally embrace deregulation which in turn will bring about massive job creation, business opportunities, and attract more investors. For so many years, the dying PDP could not summon courage to do this simply because of corruption.”
The APC spokesman further claimed that the President and the APC administration were enjoying the goodwill of Nigerians, adding that the challenge associated with the removal of subsidy was temporal.
According to him “Therefore the manipulation tactics and the hatred being spread by the PDP and its leaders will definitely fall on the infertile soil.
“For us, we can only urge the prayer warriors around to always remember the dying PDP in prayers while Nigeria continues to move on the path of greatness.”
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