OPPOSITION Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government fight against corruption declaring that the fight is nothing but a war against the opposition party in the country ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Addressing newsmen at the end of its meeting in Gombe in the early hours of Monday, the PDP declared that it is not against a wholistic fight against corruption but observed that what is being done now is picking on the opposition in order to weaken it so that it can have a smooth ride back to power come 2019.
Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Ayodele Peter Fayose who read the communique at the meeting stated that the present Transparency international report on the fight against corruption by the APC led administration has vindicated the PDP and made it the only viable political party in the country.
On the abduction of the Dapchi school girls by the dreaded Islamic sect Boko Haram, the PDP indicted the APC of laxity in the fighting against insurgents in the North-East region of the country calling on the federal government to do everything humanly possible to get the girls back to their parents.
The party lamented that “several billions of dollars have been said to have been spent to defeat the insurgents but yet people are being killed on a daily basis while many people are being abducted at will. The federal government has to wake up to its responsibility of protecting lives and properties of innocent citizens of the country “.
It further declared that the APC led federal government has failed Nigerians in every ramification because it has not been able to fulfil any of the campaign promises made to the people during the 2015 electioneering.
The PDP then concluded that it is the only credible political party in the country and is ready to reclaim power come 2019 because according to it, “Nigerians have now seen that all the APC stand for is failed promises and political gimmicks to cling onto power.”
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The Gombe meeting was attended by six PDP State Governors while others were represented by their Deputies as well as members of the National Working Committee of the PDP, some members of the BoT and State Chairmen of the party and other party stalwarts.