John Oyegun, chairman of All Progressives Congress(APC) says the party is clearing the mess left behind by the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
The party said PDP lacks moral authority and integrity to comment on the state of the economy but rather they should be remorseful of the damage they have caused the nation.
In a statement issued by his media office on Thursday, John Oyegun, national chairman of the APC, said that “it is stomach-churning and downright immoral for the ruinous PDP, which has yet to show remorse or exhibit any form of penitence for presiding over the mindless looting of the nation’s treasury, to now put itself up as the saviour of Nigerians”.
Oyegun said “while indeed it was glaring that the PDP-led administration was profligate and rapacious, nothing prepared Nigerians for the mind-boggling discoveries that have emerged in the past one year, including the fact that just a handful of people could have plundered far more than half of what belonged to a country of over 170 million people.
“What is happening now is clear: Just because the farmer has not checkmated the thief, he (thief) has become so emboldened that he is now making a move to even cage the farmer from whom he has been stealing,” he said.
“How else can one characterise the most annoying statement by the PDP that it is on a mission to rescue Nigeria, the tale of a killer presenting himself as a life-saver. Are these people jokers? Do they think Nigerians do not realise that the stage for today’s tough economic situation was set by the same PDP that is now masquerading as a saviour? Worse still, is this PDP’s bold face not a ploy to distract the administration that is on a rescue mission?
“Nigeria is currently in ICU (Intensive Care Unit), after it was rescued from PDP. Yet, the same PDP has the audacity to constantly pillory the ‘doctors’ trying to save the ‘patient’.
Oyegun appealed “to Nigerians not to succumb to the antics of the PDP but to continue to support the efforts of the present administration, which is working day and night to ease the impact of the tough economic situation on the citizens”.
“Yes, we knew the situation was bad, but we never imagined that it was this bad. Yes, we knew that the vast majority of our national patrimony had been stolen and converted by PDP and their cronies, but we clearly underestimated the scope of the stealing. The fact that our country and people survived the PDP and the last administration is perhaps the 8th wonder of the world,” he said.
“But we have long moved beyond bothering about this mindless party to seeking to bring the nation back to its feet. What we cannot fathom is for the same PDP to now be heckling us and pretending to be the new saviour of Nigerians.
“Engaging in a campaign of calumny by claiming that the country’s economy under President Muhammadu Buhari is deteriorating is so unconscionable on the part of the PDP, which frittered away the huge windfall that the nation earned during the years that oil sold for over $100. Even with the number of PDP operatives and officials who have confessed or admitted their complicity in the looting of the treasury, the party has continued to try to pull the wool over the face of Nigerians.
“This shameless distraction must stop forthwith, and here is serving notice that henceforth, the PDP will no longer have a field day in trying to twist facts and present the Buhari administration, which is on an urgent rescue mission, as the villain.”