The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress sees the protracted crisis presently rocking the Peoples Democratic Party as good omen to completely free the country from the vice grips of a desperate cabal that is behind the ruination of the country and its enormous resources in the past fifteen years. The party urges all Nigerians to project beyond PDP in their search for redemption from the farcical mess the PDP has made of governance and the lives of Nigerians.
In a release in Lagos, signed by the Lagos State Interim Publicity Secretary of the APC, Joe Igbokwe, the party says that the disintegration of the PDP is long overdue as nothing built on greed and corruption lasts. It says that the time has come for Nigerians to rally round the APC to banish the long years of misrule, ineptitude, corruption, decay and poverty which have been the hallmarks of PDP’s sad and unfortunate rule these past fifteen years.
“What is happening in PDP today is a reflection of the base foundation that has been responsible for the artificial growth of the party. The contradictions in the PDP and its continued manipulation of the country’s electoral process to stay in power is returning horrible results for the party presently and we see this as a natural outcome of a party built on false grounds and grown by intense corruption and brigandage in governance. We see the implosion of the PDP as a great necessity for the progress of the country and the present democracy and we restate out belief that this is of tremendous positive impact to the general life of the country and indeed all Nigerians.
“Lagos APC knows, as other Nigerians, that the growth of the PDP had been artificial and had been nurtured by greed, corruption and impunity, to the detriment of the general masses and the entire country. We know that PDP had achieved artificial growth at the expense of Nigerians who have been witnessing geometric worsening of their fate in the face of an unceasing oil boom for the past fourteen years. We know that while poverty, want and despair had been ravaging Nigerians, the members of the PDP have been smiling home with their rich harvest, which was preened from the resources that would have improved life in Nigeria. We know that the PDP had been deploying state resources these past fourteen years to plug the raging tempest and insurrection within the inchoate party while Nigerians suffer their worst ever economic peril these past fourteen years.
“We see the degeneration of the crisis in the party at present as a demonstration of the limited capacity of greed and corruption to serve as glue to arrest the predictable war in the PDP. We see the continued fracture of the party as a proof that a people are not foaled all the time even as they are fooled most of the time. We therefore urge all Nigerians to dump the rickety umbrella with its retinue of corrupt and amoral leaders and join the train of salvation, which the APC has become in the face of the historical failure of the PDP in the past fifteen years. We want to let Nigerians know that the APC is a sound and competent alternative to the PDP’s misrule and Nigerians should join now and start the quest to recover what is remaining of the country after fifteen wasted years in the hands of the PDP.”
Interim Publicity Secretary,