PDP flays APC senators’ rejection of N5, 000 pay for unemployed
Tasks ruling party on Kogi, Bayelsa polls
OPPOSITION Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday condemned Wednesday’s rejection by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC senators of the N5, 000 monthly stipend, saying it underscores the “monumental hypocrisy” of the party in getting to power by means of deceit and false promises to Nigerians.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh in a statement on Thursday said that the development is a clear confirmation of the fact that the APC is a party of hypocrites, who never had the intentions of honouring any of their campaign promises.
“The PDP declares that it is absolutely obvious to all that the APC came to power riding on monumental lies and deceit in making promises it had no intentions to keep. All they wanted was to get into power and they achieved this with their lying tongues.
“Indeed, the unanimity displayed by the APC senators in rejecting the promised N5, 000 monthly welfare package, especially coming after their party and the Presidency had made futile efforts to distance themselves from it, further stresses the duplicitous spirit of the APC and its reprehensible insensitivity to the feelings and aspirations of Nigerians, especially the unsuspecting youths, women and the indigent, who they shamelessly swindled with false promises.
“From the foregoing therefore, Nigerians should not expect any sincere action from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government on the other promises including monthly allowance to discharged but unemployed NYSC members, free meals and scholarship to school children, free houses, bringing the naira to the same value with the dollar.
The PDP also dismissed as hollow, fallacious and completely out of point, argument by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in attempting to use the outcome of the 2015 general elections as a premise to claim victory in the manipulated last Saturday’s Borno Central senatorial bye election. The party said the APC, by such argument, might as well forget about contesting the December 5 governorship election in Bayelsa state where the ruling PDP won all contested positions in the 2015 general elections.
Chief Metuh said the APC, in its desperation has failed to realize that the people are no longer excited about the fake change it offered and that a space of six months is more than enough for the electorate to turn against a political party that has failed in office.
“We are aware that the APC is already stretching its desperation to Kogi as well as Bayelsa state where, in the attempt to create tension, unleashed thugs on the campaign train of Governor Seriake Dickson on Tuesday, an action that is a clear test-run of their machinery of violence ahead of the Bayelsa December 5 election.