The Action Democratic Party has dismissed the report of the All Progressives Congress Committee on true federalism as another attempt to hoodwink Nigerians.
The National Chairman of the ADP, Mr. Yabagi Sani, said this in an interview in Abuja on Sunday.
He alleged that the Governor Nasir El-Rufai-led APC panel was simply pursuing a new phase of the ruling party’s political gimmick.
Sani claimed it had become clear to all that the Nigerian public had become better informed about the lacklustre performance of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration.
The ADP national chairman urged Nigerians to be wary of the APC’s plot to repeat the deceit which propelled it into office in 2015.
Sani said, “They (the APC) rode on the back of great promises in 2015 without clearly fulfilling any till date. Now, as we enter another election year; they are coming up with recommendations for restructuring which many of their party leaders strongly condemn and oppose.”
He noted that the ruling party was aware that it no longer enjoyed the luxury of time as such, it had become desperate in its bid to avoid the inescapable verdict of the Nigerian people come 2019.
He maintained that the content of the report could not deflect attention from the ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s open letter which chronicled the failings of the APC-led administration.
But in response, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, said the opposition ADP’s National chairman had a right to his opinion.
“They are free to say what they want to say. We are the ones who promised restructuring in our manifesto and we are working towards it,” he said.
- Source: The Punch, January 29, 2018