Main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it’s worthless celebrating the nation’s 62nd independence anniversary, especially as Nigerians have been made to live under a suppressive, cold-hearted and insensitive government led by the All Progressives Congress.
The party, however, assured Nigerians not to lose hope, as help is on the way.
The opposition party, which is allegedly embroiled in an internal crisis, said that the misrule of the vicious, corrupt and anti-people policies of the APC would soon come to an end.
PDP, in a statement by its spokesman, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, described as regrettable and heartrending that Nigerians are celebrating yet another independence anniversary under palpable bondage and harrowing experience.
According to the PDP, in the last seven years, the APC has foisted and supervised a reign of terror and subjected Nigerians to the worst form of suppression that have turned a once cheerful and prosperous nation into the poverty hub and the third worst governed country of the world.
“In the last seven years, the APC has balkanized and dislocated the unity of our country, promoted mutual distrust among the once happy and harmonious people, created a mass of internally displaced persons; the worst since the Civil War in our country,” he said.
According to Ologunagba, since 2015, when the APC crept into the nation’s political landscape, Nigerians have witnessed life-discounting experiences with hyper-inflation, escalated unemployment, collapse of the nation’s currency and economic meltdown arising from poor and uncoordinated fiscal and economic policies of the current administration.
The party also noted that the state of affairs of the country is revealed by official statistics which shows unprecedented 20.9% inflation rate, 30% unemployment rate, high cost of food and medication, over 20 million out of school children, university shutdown for almost a year, collapse of the productive sector, weakened naira to abysmal N720 to a Dollar and over N40 trillion external debt without corresponding evidence in infrastructural and human capital developments in the country.
The party seized the statement to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to use the remaining period of his administration to guarantee peaceful, free, fair and credible 2023 general elections.