The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday fired back at the All Progressives Congress (APC) for its allegations of failure levelled against it, stating that if PDP is a a failure, then APC’s governors of Rivers, Sokoto, Kwara, Adamawa and Kano states cannot extricate themselves from any blame of failure or incompetence.
The party further said that it would rely on its records of performance to win the 2015 general election.
In a statement by the national chairman of PDP, Adamu Mu’azu, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Tony Amadi, the party said, ”Those All Progressives Congress politicians who consistently point an accusing finger at the Peoples Democratic Party for failing to make a difference in the governance of Nigeria over the past 15 years must know that they share more of the blame for the so called ‘incompetence and cluelessness’
“This is because as they point one finger at the PDP, four of their fingers are pointing back at their APC.
How can the gang of five governors who left the PDP in 2013 extricate themselves from those accusations when they were all part of the decision making organs of the party?
“For the better part of the eight or four years they governed Rivers, Sokoto, Kano, Adamawa and Kwara, they executed PDP manifesto before they decamped to join the All Progressive Congress where they have continued to execute PDP blue print for success.
“Nigerians should ask Governor Amechi if he has executed any other manifesto other than those of the PDP even after he left the party. Ask Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso whether his infrastructural successes were not planned by PDP government that he headed in Kano state?
“Has Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Wamakko, done any work than what was originated by the PDP government through which he came to power?
“Let the ‘All ‘Propaganda’ Congress’ continue their folly as Nigerians are no fools. We all know their empty game plan, the result will dawn on them after Nigerians cast their votes on February 14. They will then turn around to say that PDP has massively rigged the election. They will fail in their bid to scuttle PDP’s bid for a historic fourth presidential election victory.”
According to the national chairman of PDP, the record of achievements and performance by the PDP would speak for it at the general elections.
He said: “There is no need to spin and manufacture propaganda to win elections because the PDP has done a lot to deserve re-election of the president in the 2015 elections next month. Our closest rivals are not only spinning out of control but have succeeded in elevating propaganda into an art form to try and win at all cost.
“All the PDP has to do is state the facts of our achievements on the ground over and over as they stand because Nigerian voters are not dumb or silly. They know that propaganda don’t win you votes, they only complicate matters because sooner rather than later, their propaganda and lies will fall flat on their faces.
“The Nigerian electorate know that leopards don’t change their skin overnight. The change Nigerians need is a change in their standard of living, transformation of the basic infrastructure to better roads, better bridges, and better education standard, better management of the economy as well as better health infrastructure which make us a better country and not change to a political party just to achieve their personal desires.”
Meanwhile, Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State has described Governors Aliyu Wamako and Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso as ungrateful to the PDP and to Nigerians as a whole for biting the fingers that fed them.
Lamido was speaking yesterday in Gwaram Local Government Area in continuation of the presentation of the PDP candidates in three senatorial zones.
Lamido said people like Kwankwaso and Wamako are mere pretenders who were deliberately casting aspersions on the party that brought them into national lime light.
He said today people like them are vilifying the PDP for just no reason, adding that they are moralising as well as attributing religion to one political party as yardstick for condemning another.
“We understand their intrigues clearly and will make sure that we fight them politically by mobilising our people to know them in their true colour.”
Also speaking, the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in the state, Malam Aminu Ibrahim Ringim, said the PDP is the party to vote for because of the tremendous achievements recorded in the state by the Lamido’s government.
He said Lamido transformed the state and had raised it to an enviable height since he took over in 2007.
On his part, the state party Chairman, Alhaji Salisu Mahmoud Kuit, said the PDP was out to reconquer the state since Lamido had laid a solid foundation in the state that would give the party a smooth ride to victory.
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