The All Progressives Congress, APC has said that Nigerians may have forgiven the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP but will not forget the fact that the former ruling party left the country in ruins.
APC National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, said this in response to the spokesman of the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the PDP, Dayo Adeyeye, who said the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari on March 28, 2015 had left a scare in the lives of Nigerians.
Adeyeye also said Nigeria was worse off than the APC met it in 2015.
Abdullahi, in a statement issued in Abuja, described the release attributed to Adeyeye as “quite regrettable,” saying Nigerians have not forgotten the PDP “years of the locust”.
He said under the PDP-led administration, the terrorist group, Boko Haram, seized a sizeable portion of Nigeria’s territory until the APC led government of President Buhari reclaimed the areas with pride.
He also said that under the PDP, corruption enjoyed an unprecedented prosperity as funds meant for the procurement of arms and ammunition required to fight the Boko Haram insurgency were stolen by agents of government which they shared among themselves.
Abdullahi, who recalled that it was also under the PDP that over 250 Nigerian girls were abducted, added that it took the APC led administration to rescue some of the girls, while efforts are ongoing to free the rest.
“If we have not been talking about this plethora of PDP iniquities, it is not because we have forgotten. Instead, we have chosen to pick up the pieces of the PDP wreckage and move the country forward,” he said.