The People Democratic Party (PDP) has took a critical assessment of the almost two-year-old All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government and said the party has failed in every facet of the nation’s life.
The party, which based its assessment on President Muhammadu Buhari’s Easter message to Nigerians, said Mr. President claimed achievements were insult to the intelligence of Nigerians who have been at the receiving end of his government’s mismanagement in the last two years.
Spokesperson of the PDP National Caretaker Committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, in a statement on Sunday said the president has not only failed to sustain what he met on ground when he took over on May 29, 2015 but have reversed the achievements recorded by the PDP when the party was in power.
Of particular concern, according to the PDP, is the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East, which the party said was on the verge of being crushed when APC took over power in 2015.
”The truth of the matter was that the insurgents were on the back foot, in hasty retreat and with their backs to the wall by February – March of 2015.
“The then NSA (National Security Adviser), Col. Ibrahim Dasuki (rtd) had requested that the elections be postponed by six weeks to enable the government launch a major offensive to push Boko Haram out of all the occupied territories. This offensive achieved its objective so much so that elections took place in all the LGAs of the North East,” the statement recalled.
It added that the PDP not only defeated Boko Haram before it handed over power in 2015 but also reduced kidnapping and other anti-social vices in the country.
“The same cannot be said today as kidnapping has taken a new turn. We are also facing another menace of insecurity in the name of herdsmen attacking and displacing communities across the country. Suicide is also gradually becoming a household name in Nigeria as citizens who cannot cope with the current harsh economic condition have resorted to taking their own lives,” PDP observed.
The party stated that the armaments procured by former President Goodluck Jonathan were what is still being used to prosecute the insurgency war.