The last 8 years incompetent, insensitive – PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the leadership of the last eight years has been “incompetent” and “insensitive”.
This was contained in a statement to mark Sallah on Friday, by Debo Ologunagba, PDP spokesperson. According to the PDP spokesperson, the country needs “prayer” for the entrenchment of justice, equity, fairness and good governance.
The PDP said Nigerians have been facing “poverty and excruciating economic hardship” in the past eight years. The All Progressives Congress (APC) assumed control of the government in 2015 after a 16-year rule of the PDP.
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The opposition party said: “Nigerians, especially leaders must reflect on the essence of Ramadan and use the occasion to reawaken the virtues of selflessness, honesty, self-restraint, fair-mindedness, mutual respect, forgiveness, love and compassion for one another without regard to ethnic, sectional, religious or partisan considerations as this is the only way to achieve the much-desired politically stable and economically viable nation.
“The PDP is deeply saddened that at a time such as this, Nigerians are still under siege by terrorists and subjected to a life of fear, misery, anguish, abject poverty and excruciating economic hardship occasioned by the inexcusable misrule of incompetent, insensitive, heavily corrupt and manipulative leadership in the last eight years.
“It is more saddening that efforts by Nigerians to instil a purposeful, honest and responsible leadership is being sabotaged by oppressive forces desperate to impose themselves against the will of the people.
“Our party is however optimistic that with fervent prayers to God and determination of the citizens, our nation will triumph in the collective quest to entrench a God-fearing leadership that is derived from the free Will of the people as expressed at the polls.”
The opposition party asked Nigerians to use the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr to “further strengthen the bond of unity, forgive, love and care for one another in the hope for a new dawn of a regenerated nation where peace, justice, rule of law, security, prosperity and happiness of citizens shall reign”.