THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy president of the Senate, has scored the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) low.
The deputy senate president said the party has performed poorly on security, economy, job creation and national unity, report says.
Ekweremadu also assured that those who left the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are eager to return back to the party.
He made these statements at the national convention of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that held in Abuja, the nation’s capital, on Saturday, December 9, 2017.
Ekweremadu described the 16 years in which the administration of the country was under the leadership of the PDP as ‘glorious years for the country’.
He said the current administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari under the All Progressives Congress (APC) has brought many catastrophes to the different sectors of the country.
He argued that the current administration has accumulated more debt than any other any administration in the history of Nigeria. He claimed that during the era of PDP, the party was able to find a way to pay up the debts of the country.
He explained further that, before, Nigeria’s economy was the fastest growing economy in Africa but now the story has changed because millions of people have lost their jobs in the last two years.
‘Good men and women who left PDP for the APC are eager to return to join us to build a better Nigeria,’ he stated.
Ekweremadu also said:
‘The PDP worked out Nigeria’s debt forgiveness and paid up our remaining debts, but today, we are getting indebted more than any other time in the history of Nigeria.
We bequeathed the fastest growing economy as well as the largest economy in Africa. The story is different today. Millions of our people lost their jobs in the last two years.
There are those who struggled through higher institutions of learning to receive education but could not find jobs in the last two years. These people believe that when the PDP returns, there will be hope for them.’
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