The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has expressed delight over the internal crisis in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, adding that the PDP has misruled the country for the past 14 years.
The party said this against the backdrop of an 18-page letter written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, highlighting the corruption in President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration
Interim Publicity Secretary of the APC, Joe Igbokwe, said in a statement on Sunday that the PDP had used corruption to run Nigeria aground.
The APC said Lagosians should be proud of its achievements in the past 14 years and urged them to support its bid to wrest power from the PDP-led Federal Government.
The APC berated the PDP-led Federal Government for the “stealing of the nation’s oil, the stealing of $50bn from the nation’s receipts from oil, the plundering of the excess crude accounts, the depleting of the nation’s foreign reserves, the looting of N500bn from the SURE-P fund and dubious import waivers.”
The statement read, “We are glad that Nigerians are waking to the reality that the country is being emphatically destroyed through corruption, impunity and wholesale brigandage by the PDP government especially the present incompetent and clueless government.
“These much were confirmed by former President Obasanjo, a ranking leader of PDP, in a recent letter to President Jonathan. We are happy that internal revolt and schism is hitting the PDP, which callously boasted that even with its history of non-performance and corruption, it will rule the country till eternity.
“We are happy that leading lights and founders of the party are seeing the end of that notorious party and are leaving the party in droves. We are happy that Nigerians are finding in the APC a tent good enough to salvage the country from the asphyxiating rule of the PDP.
“This is a direct tribute to Lagosians who anchored the revival of hope of Nigerians from this scourge. We are happy that this belief is informed in the superlative performance of APC governors, especially in Lagos where meaningful, frugal and competent governance has made the state an expansive oasis that attracts Nigerians who are afflicted by the blight of leadership the PDP has promoted in Nigeria these past 14 years.”