‘Answer Nigerians, Don’t Insult us,’ PDP Boastfully Tells APC

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to provide answers to Nigerians’ questions instead of resorting to insults.

The PDP also accused the APC of dodging valid questions and looking for escape routes.

This was contained in a statement released by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh on Monday, July 27, 2015.

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It reads:

“Going through the hurried response by the APC, it is clearly noted that the party did not address any of the issues raised by the PDP in its widely reported press conference on Sunday.”

“The APC failed to address the issue of the recent organized public harassment and humiliation against the immediate past First Lady and wife of the former President, Dame Patience Jonathan, at the Port Harcourt airport obviously organized and orchestrated by the Director of Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Husseini, who cited ‘order from above’ in his direct threats and insults to the former First Lady on phone.”

“Furthermore, the nation is still waiting for the APC and the Presidency to address the issue of the divisive and tendentious statement by President Buhari who declared to the world that he would run a discriminatory government based on voting pattern in the last general elections, in clear violation of his oath of office and the provisions of the constitution.”

“Nigerians are still waiting for explanations on the embarrassments that characterized the President’s US visit, which instead of bringing gains, yielded only disagreements, accusations and exchanges between the Presidency and their American hosts.”

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“The Presidency and the APC are yet to address the issue of the disgraceful treatment meted out on some Nigerian bankers and captains of industry by the President during the visit as well as the absence of an economic team in an important meeting with US officials thereby robbing the nation of the benefits of the discussions.”

 “Nigerians are still waiting for answers on the issue of resort to sole administratorship by the President in managing the affairs of the nation without proper recourse to statutory arms and organs of government as stipulated by the constitution.”

“They are still waiting for explanations for the lack of policy direction that has left the nation’s economy in tatters with continued fall of the naira and agonizing loss in the capital market which has lost over N1.1 trillion in the last two months.”

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“The citizens are still awaiting for clarifications on the important issue of the $2.1 billion loan the Presidency is taking from the World Bank for purposes yet unknown to the public and relevant arms of government. They want explanations on what the loan is for, what the terms are and who decides on how the money will be spent.”

The PDP and the APC have been involved in a war of words since the opposition party described President Muhammadu Buhari’s government as lacking direction and said that his recent trip to the US was a fruitless effort.

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