PDP had been called out by APC, telling the Peoples Democratic Party to beg Nigerians for forgiveness for the pains the former ruling party allegedly inflicted on Nigerians while in power for 16 years.
But the PDP in its response said it was the current APC-led Federal Government that should be blamed for the pains Nigerians were going through, accusing the government of formulating anti-people policies.
The PDP said it was also wrong for the APC to continue to blame it for its inability to fix Nigeria two years after assuming the leadership of the country.
The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi (who had served as minister of sports under the regime of former President Goodluck Jonathan) had called on PDP to stop throwing up what he called wrong claims.
“The PDP should stop throwing allegations everywhere. Before any kind of restitution can happen, there must be atonement. The PDP should have the courage to beg Nigerians for the evil they have done while in power for 16 years,” he asked, adding, “They once said with pride that they would be in power for 60 years without having regards to Nigerians and their feelings.”
In a statement, the spokesperson for the PDP, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said the achievements recorded by the party while in government were undeniable, dismissing as lies statements made by Abdullahi and other senior members of APC in reaction to the comments made by Jonathan that his administration performed well.
Adeyeye said it was the belief of the PDP that the statements were borne out of ignorance.
Abdullahi said, “I don’t do personal attacks, but I know that the PDP is not a religion. As to the issues they raised, we shall also respond appropriately. Meanwhile, tell the PDP spokesman that my name is Bolaji Abdullahi and not Ojo-Abdullahi.”
Adeyeye, in his reaction, alleged that the APC officials were bent on continuing what had become an official position of the ruling party to reduce commentary on public issues and the art of governance to comedy.
“It is shameful and embarrassing that having been in power for two and a half years, the ruling party is unable to point to cogent, convincing and data-driven achievements,” Adeyeye stated, adding, “Instead, it has spent the bulk of its time designing and implementing a communication strategy around massive propaganda, half truths and outright falsehood in an attempt to continually deceive the Nigerian people. For the sake of emphasis, we restate our position that the administration of Jonathan performed well during its term in office.”
APC VS PDP, as usual.