The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has labeled the All Progressives Congress, APC, as an embodiment of failure following the ruling Party’s comments after a communique by PDP governors, at the end of their crucial meeting held in Ibadan on Monday.
The PDP governors in a communique issued after a meeting in Ibadan proffered 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.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the Party said it was obvious that the noble ideals of good governance have been wrecked by the APC administration in the last six years.
The PDP said “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.
“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”.
“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”, the party added.
The PDP, therefore restates its 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 the nation in the context of true federalism, devolution of power, state policing and other institutions of sub-national governance.