The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), philosophy as lying and deceit owing to the rejection of a motion asking the federal government to begin the payment of N5,000 monthly stipend to 25 million unemployed Nigerians, the party promised Nigerians during the electioneering.
The PDP said the rejection of the motion by Senators of the APC underscores the monumental hypocrisy of the party in getting to power by means of deceit and false promises to Nigerians.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Olisa Metuh, in a statement said that the development is a clear confirmation of the fact that the APC is a party of hypocrites, who never had the intention 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 they 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.
“Our position remains that the APC has sufficiently confirmed to the world that they have a lot to learn on the leadership values of honesty, integrity, credibility and forthrightness.