The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop dodging issues it raised on governance style of the leading party but make haste to provide answers to these burning national issues.
The PDP said the issues bordered on the government’s lack of transparency, abuse of power, dwindling economy, escalating insecurity and apparent failure of governance since it assumed power at the centre.
The opposition party said while it understands the lack of experience and direction that have made the APC jittery, descending to insults and abuse cannot be a solution because it would never be cowed or distracted from providing robust and credible alternative views which it owes Nigerians.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh in a statement on Monday said the resort to insults by the APC spokesman, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, ostensibly to divert attention from issues, further confirms the insincerity and emptiness of the APC even as a party in power.
“Whilst we understand the desperation of Alhaji Lai Mohammed to remain relevant even without any influence of electoral success in his political career, at any level whatsoever, he and the APC must understand that being in government comes with demands of accountability, civility and decency.
“We appreciate the elementary knowledge of the APC spokesman in his new role especially against the backdrop of his struggling to impress two masters at a time, Bourdellion and the President, who distributes the largesse at the moment, but Nigerians expect that in his search for job, he should be decorous, mature and on the side of truth and accountability.
“However, going through the hurried response by the APC, it is clearly noted that the party did not address any of the issues raised by the PDP in its widely reported press conference on Sunday.
-Patrick Osadebamwen, Abuja