Apc Derides Sheriff’s Claim Of Pdp Regaining Power In 2019
BEVERLY HILLS, February 18, (THEWILL) – The All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to the boast by the new national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff that his party will regain control of the federal government in 2019, by telling the new PDP boss that “if wishes were horses, beggars would ride”.
Noting that Modu-Sheriff was also reported to have disclosed that the PDP would soon come out with its “master plan” to regain power, the ruling party lampooned that it hopes the touted PDP “master plan” includes how the opposition party and its cronies will return public funds stolen under the 16 years of PDP's stay in power.
APC made this assertion in a statement issued on Thursday by its National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, who maintained that rather than join issues with Sheriff's idle 2019 postulations, the ruling party would rather focus on issues that will bring about all-inclusive development in the country.
While claiming that it is not lost on Nigerians that the current economic hardship and institutional rot was caused by the PDP's 16-year misrule and pillage, APC asserted that President Muhammadu Buhari has been working assiduously to correct the years of damage and bring about people-centric governance.
It therefore wondered how the PDP expects Nigerians to abandon APC's smooth sailing ship for a sinking and rudderless PDP ship during the next election cycle in 2019.
According to Buni, “The 2015 elections has been won and lost. The priority of the present APC administration is to deliver on election promises made by the party to Nigerians who long-desired change of political leadership at the federal level and in many states.
“Happily, Nigerians can look back, with relief and attest that since the APC-led administration took over governance, Nigeria is back on the right track – economically and security-wise – and has taken its right of place among the comity of progressive nations.
“The widely-acclaimed job creation, social welfare and inclusion programmes proposed by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has been well received. The full implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) by the present administration has greatly plugged revenue leakages. The presidential directive to the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) to adjust its pricing template to reflect competitive and market driven components has resulted in a more efficient and realistic pricing system for petroleum products and also brought about constant availability of fuel nationwide.”
He further pointed out that in spite of desperate attempts to discredit ongoing anti-corruption efforts of the APC-led government; the fight against graft as well as the war against Boko Haram terrorism is being won.
Buni continued, “In reiterating the recent submission of the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, for the first time in many years, Nigeria now has a solidly positive international image and the president is trying to cash in on this image to help rescue our nation from the throes, the economic morass which the PDP 16-year misrule has plunged Nigeria.
“These are clear indicators showing that the APC and the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is on the right track to delivering on its Change Agenda. With the support and prayers of Nigerians, the APC assures that Nigeria will reach its full potential under our leadership,” the party's scribe stated.