The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the yet to be registered All Progressives Congress (APC) as a basket of empty shell that has nothing to offer Nigerians.
The party also described the leader of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Ahmed Bola Tinubu as a corrupt personality that has no credentials to speak on anti- terrorism and corruption.
PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said that the blueprint of APC, as unfolded at the British House of Commons by Tinubu is a basket of empty shells.
“It was a let down yesterday as the leader of the ACN, Bola Tinubu stunned an international audience with the emptiness he unveiled as the emancipation package of the APC,” the party said.
It is an agenda grossly lacking in essentials, in fundamentals; deep in cosmetics, devoid of originality, laced with half truths and outright lies and grittily divorced from the substance and incidentals that ginger national growth. It is a basket of promise filled with shells.
“Indeed, the leader of the ACN as we speak has an unsettled issues of corruption and questionable credentials while it is obvious to all Nigerians that the leaders of the opposition are the chief promoters of insurgency in the country,” the party said.
The party’s statement read in part: “This voyage of ridicule turned full circle as in Tinibu’s entourage was also, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, a man currently standing trial for acts of corruption. How then could the delegation have made a presentation on corruption?
“Here, curious minds reflect on two things. The PDP led federal government has applied the master strategy that is already yielding results; thus leaving the opposition bereft of fresh, better dimension as an alternative or that the man who appeared in the British House of Commons is the least qualified to speak on corruption and terrorism before such a self respecting and well meaning assembly with an in-depth grip on happenings in Nigeria,” it said.
On the issue of National Social Security, the PDP wondered why the states under the opposition have not been implementing it if it is such a laudable programme knowing that under Nigeria’s federalism, the states suffer no restriction over such matters.
The party said that if Tinubu as Lagos Governor denied workers wage increment and denied pensioners the benefits of decades of service, how could the APC government which he canvasses take care of the aged and the vulnerable under the social security programme?
According to the PDP, “while Tinubu was in the UK unfolding the opposition agenda on education, teachers in Ogun, an opposition state locked the classrooms and chased school children home on strike over lingering issues of service,” adding that in Ekiti and Osun states also under the ACN situations we not better.