The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the President Muhammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) government to refrain from accusing the party (PDP) of being behind the challenges facing the country but to focus on the effort of delivering their electoral promises to Nigerians.
Recall that Buhari, on Monday held the PDP’s 16-year reign responsible for the nation’s prevailing economic woes and said the party failed to save for the “rainy day”.
But a statement by the National chairman of PDP, Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff, on Tuesday, observed that nearly a year after assuming the leadership of the country, Buhari and his party had continued to blame their lapses, including fuel scarcity, on the past administration.
Sheriff, who spoke while inaugurating four special committees including zoning, convention, finance and reconciliation, at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja said:
“Instead of addressing the problems, APC chose to blame PDP. We in PDP are repositioning to tell Nigerians that we can do better. We are now in opposition.
“The leadership of the party (PDP) shares the pains of Nigerians after one year in office of the APC. Nigerians now have an opportunity to compare the PDP and the APC and Nigerians are the ultimate judges.
“Instead of APC providing solution, the APC is blaming PDP for lack of petrol in Nigeria. I would like to advise the leaders of APC to stop blaming the PDP. We are now in opposition, repositioning the party to show Nigerians that we can do better,” Modu-Sherif stated.
Modu-Sherif further recalled that both President Buhari and APC national leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, had, within the space of 24 hours, blamed the 16 years of PDP administration for the current economic crisis.
He said, “There is no political party in the country that can lead on the pages of newspapers alone.
“The APC leaders should leave us alone by allowing us to concentrate on the task of repositioning of our party.”