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PDP: APC should apologise to Nigerians for not fulfilling its promise

Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded an unreserved apology from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over its failure to address the insecurity challenges plaguing since coming to power almost four years ago.

Speaking in an interview in Abuja on Wednesday, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s National Publicity also asked the APC to apologise to former President Goodluck Jonathan for describing him as ‘clueless’ in solving the security challenges which according to the PDP has gone worse under the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

It also asked the APC to apologise to Nigerians for failing to fulfill its promise in ending the insurgency if voted into office, saying that under APC’s watch, Boko Haram has become more daring killer and injuring scores of military officers in Metele recently.

“Nothing has changed since APC took over. In fact, the situation has gone from bad to worse under APC. I believe we deserve total apology from the APC because they have failed grossly in handling the security challenges which is one of the cardinal programmes of the Buhari-led administration.

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“Before the 2015 elections, there was no local government that was under the control of Boko Haram but when the APC in their desperation wanted to tell lies so as to get the votes of Nigerians, they claimed that 17 local governments in Borno were under the control of Boko Haram.

“We challenged them then to name the local governments but they failed to do so. All you just need is to go to Google and search ‘When was Monguno rescued from Boko Haram?’ It comes out with the date. But since June 2015 that APC has been in control of government, consistently, our military formations are being attacked, our soldiers are being killed in their numbers and they cannot find any solution to it except to engage in blame game saying the country was messed up for 16 years.

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“16 years ago, Bola Tinubu was governor of Lagos state. 8 years ago, Rotimi Amaechi was governor in Rivers state. So, when you sit down and make these horrendous allegations about how the country was messed up 16 years ago, you are indirectly saying that Tinubu, Babatunde Fashola, Amaechi and others who are in APC also failed.

“So, I believe that APC deserves to apologise to Nigerians, our party and former President Goodluck Jonathan for their failure in ending insurgency and lack of direction in governance,” he said.

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