The Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost touch with reality and will be rejected across all levels of government in the forthcoming general elections because of their insensitivity to the plights of Nigerians, which is the height of their transgressions against the masses.
The Edo PDP, in a statement by the State Publicity Secretary, Ogie Aigbe Vasco, on Thursday, berated the APC for kneeling on the neck of Nigerians, noting: “Never in the history of this country have Nigerians experienced so much excruciating pain and suffering as result of economic hardship, extreme poverty, frightening level of insecurity, and spiralling hike in commodities prices than under the nearly eight years of misrule by the APC-led federal government.”
The party said this on the back of the charge by Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, that all parties put their house in order in the wake of the growing disenchantment by youths towards the two major parties, PDP and APC.
Edo PDP said, “It is bad enough that the APC has run Nigeria aground, but is even worse that they are not sensitive enough to feel the excruciating pains they have inflicted on the people.
“The Edo APC and its sociopathic members are only insulting the sensibility of Nigerians by even assuming that by any guise or circumstance that they can ever return to power after the carnage that they have wrought by their scandalous management of Nigeria’s economy and its diversity.”
“It is under the APC administration that any Nigerian travelling from one state to another or even within the same state will have to leave some money with their next of kin for ransom because it is almost a given that they may be kidnapped.
“Under the APC-led federal government, women have had to eventually give up farming which used to be one of the highest contributors to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). More so, these women who constitute more than 50 to 60 percent of the total farmers’ workforce across the value chain from planting, processing, and distribution, have become essentially unemployed and are being ravished by hunger and poverty.”
“Is it not worrying to the Edo APC that out of the nearly eight years that they have been in power, Nigerian students have been home for an aggregate period of two years due to strike action by lecturers who have been battered to submission by APC-led government, who have refused to invest in tertiary education?” he queried.
The PDP further noted, “The cost of a bag of rice has risen from N8,000 to N40,000, a record 500 percent increase; an egg which used to cost N30 rose to N100 for one; a loaf of bread which used to cost N250 is now N1000; price of diesel has risen from 450 to N1000 and dollars rose from N180, during the PDP era to N700 per dollar under this insensitive government.
“Yet Victor Osehobo and his Edo APC stalwarts dare to question Governor Godwin Obaseki’s rationale to say Nigerians are fed up? APC must be living in limbo or perhaps a bubble created by the figments of their imagination.”
Vasco added, “The APC is but a mere disgrace to opposition politics in Edo State. The good people of Edo State already know their divisive antics and will not be perturbed by their wailings to distract a Governor who is working assiduously, unlike the APC-led federal government, to improve the livelihoods of the people and place the state on a path of sustainable growth and development.”