by AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE All Progressives Congress (APC) must always be sincere and stop appropriating the achievements of past administration as theirs, the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, expressed his party’s disappointment the APC, which he argued came to power on claims of high moral ground, was not focusing on delivering its promises.
“It is dancing around the achievements of the previous government in an attempt to make the public believe that recorded successes in critical sectors are theirs,” he said.
The party said, instead, the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari should make haste and activate the various economic outlets which have been stagnated as a result of their obvious inability to articulate a clear-cut economic policy for the nation.
Achievements the Buhari administration had laid claimed to include the eradication of polio, and the equipping of the country’s military for the fights against insurgency, Metuh argued.
Metuh added that APC had positioned itself to claim credit for the turnaround and resuscitation of some of the nation’s oil refineries without reference to the past administration that initiated and executed the Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of the facilities years back.
“Similarly, informed Nigerians note with dismay how the APC administration has been celebrating the certification of Nigeria as polio-free in the last one year by the World Health Organization (WHO) without giving credit to the PDP-led government under whose watch the feat was achieved.
“While the PDP well understands the nervousness of the APC and its government in the challenge of fulfilling their bogus promises upon which they rode to power, such does not in any way rationalise the resort to deceit and flagrant appropriation of another’s achievements, a thing no serious, credible and honest government will do,” Metuh said.
Metuh said instead of trying to poach achievements to earn an undeserved praise, the APC and its government should brace up, articulate a precise economic policy, assemble an economic team and urgently commence the
delivery of their promises for which they were voted.
Metuh also frowned at government operating for almost three months without a cabinet and any policy direction whatsoever.
“This is the first time since independence that our nation has stayed without a complete composition of government for three months.
“Unfortunately, the negative effect of this anomaly, which has taken a huge toll on the country’s economy and the welfare of Nigerians, will be with us in the coming years.”
– CAJ News