An aspirant for the position of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Publicity Secretary, Barr. Kabir Usman has advised the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to start putting in place its exit strategy from power in 2019 instead of making excuses for its failure to implement its campaign promises to Nigerians.
Barr. Kabir was reacting to a statement credited to presidential spokesman Femi Adesina on Friday, where he reportedly said that President Muhammadu Buhari never made a promise to Nigerians in 2015 that he would not seek medical treatment abroad if elected. The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi equally corroborated Adesina’s claim, confirming that many of the promises President Buhari was being held accountable for were false promises made unofficially on his behalf.
Adesina went further to blame the past administrations of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the poor state of healthcare in the country. He said the situation was a major reason for the president’s medical trips abroad.
But in a statement on Friday, Barr. Kabir noted that the presidency and APC’s game of excuses is a clear sign that the ruling party is weak, incompetent and caving under the pressure and burden of good governance which they have failed to deliver to Nigerians since they assumed office in 2015.
“It is shameful that a party that rose to power on the wings of change in all sectors of governance is now turning around to blame previous governments for its woeful performance. Far more disgraceful is the APC’s attempt to commit political hara-kiri by denying President Buhari’s campaign promises. It is not only dubious but equally fraudulent to suddenly start denying their candidate’s campaign promises after those promises were used to swindle Nigerians to vote them into office in 2015. These same promises were flying around on their campaign fliers, posters, billboards, radio and TV jingles which were widely circulated nationwide during the campaigns. At what point did the APC suddenly discover that the promises were unofficially made on behalf of their candidate?
“The fact that the APC can deny and completely desert their 2015 campaign promises to Nigerians shows that they are a party of desperadoes who will say anything to win elections and a party of charlatans who should never have been trusted and can never be trusted with the future of Nigeria in 2019 and beyond.
“Instead of blaming the PDP for poor healthcare in the country, the Presidency and its ruling party should bother themselves with self-cleansing and explain to Nigerians what happened to the State House Clinic which cannot boast of single syringe despite the billions of naira budgeted for the facility under the current change administration.
“The APC must think that Nigerians are stupid. But let them be put on notice. Nigerians have had enough of hunger, starvation, insecurity, rising unemployment, failed promises and unprecedented corruption in a government that claims to be the chief fighter of corruption. Nigerians are no longer at ease and have decided to change this horrible change in 2019”, the statement concluded.