The Peoples Democratic Party PDP said APC mega rally held in Umuahia, Abia state capital, today, was the height of disdain, insensitivity and insult of the ruling party to the plight and predicaments of Nigerians under APC misrule.
The party in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan ,said the ruling party was in Umuahia just to spit on the faces of suffering Nigerians as well as the graves of those that have died due to the hardship occasioned by the misgovernment of the APC in their nearly three years in office.
PDP maintained that Nigerians were disheartened to see leaders of the ruling party dancing away and making vain speeches at a time when millions are still traumatized over killings in Benue and other parts of the country, while many more citizens groaning under the pains of economic hardship worsened by the unabating fuel crisis in the country.
“If the APC had any iota of regard for Nigerians, it would, at this moment, be brainstorming on the many woes it has caused the nation and how to shore up the economy ruined by its tactless government.
The Umuahia rally has also shown that the APC leaders are not in any way interested in the welfare of Nigerians but in their selfish, political and pecuniary interests. This even manifested in their empty speeches wherein they could not present the people with any achievement or plans for future development.” PDP said.
The main opposition party further said that the APC would have learnt a lesson from the scanty turnout of Nigerians at their so called “mega rally.” The cold response by the few attendees, the refusal of the people to brandish brooms and the total absence of cheers for their leaders, including the National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, constitute a loud act of rejection.
PDP also challenged the ruling APC to reflect on their failure to fulfill even the littlest of the promises they made to Nigerians in 2015.
PDP urged Abians, and every Nigerian to take heed from the failed promises of the APC and refuse to be beguiled a second time.