Independence: APC returned Nigeria to bondage ― PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government returned Nigeria to bondage, saying the nation was ruled by circles of cabals.

The PDP, however, felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of the 63rd independence anniversary of Nigeria and congratulated the citizens for surviving the eight years and four months “dreadful” administrations of the APC.

The party said this in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, on Saturday, September 30, 2023.

Ologunagba stated: “The independence of any nation and its sovereignty is embedded in the right, liberty, and freedom of citizens, especially to participate in governance through free, fair and credible electoral process under a transparent and responsible government that is answerable to the people with utmost respect for the Rule of Law and Constitutionally guaranteed rights of citizens.

“Painfully, the APC administrations have practically returned our nation to a state of bondage; a nation ruled by circles of cabals where citizens are treated with utter disdain like conquered people; where Government has no value for the lives and welfare of citizens; where dissenting voices are treated like enemies of State and where primitive dictatorship, violation of Human Rights and electoral malpractices are elevated as State policies.

“The APC got into power by lies, deceit, and propaganda. It has resorted to violence, brazen rigging of elections, violation of the Principle of Separation of Powers, as evidenced in the harassment and intimation of Judicial Officers, bullying of the Legislature, and corruption of electoral institution to perpetuate itself in power.

“It is agonizing that our once secure nation has been opened up to terrorist elements and bandits imported by the APC as confessed by one of its leaders, to assist the APC to violently rig elections in Nigeria. Today, sadly our dear nation ranks as one of the highest in the World Terrorism Index with over 20,000 citizens reportedly killed and many more maimed, dislocated, and displaced under the APC.”

The PDP said naira which exchanged for N187 to the dollar under the party has fallen to an abysmal N1000 and above to the dollar, adding that the fuel which sold at N87 per litre under the PDP now sell for over N600 under the APC.

It added: “Prices of staple food and other essential commodities continue to skyrocket with no end in sight.

“Life has become so unbearable under the APC-led Nigeria that citizens are now resorting to suicide; more than three million citizens are internally displaced, over 400,000 crossed the borders to neigbouring countries as refugees while thousands of our promising youths are fleeing to abroad.

“It is more disheartening that while Nigerians suffer, APC leaders and cabals continue in their mindless treasury-looting, stealing over N25 trillion in shady oil deals including the $25 billion (N22.5 trillion) contract scam detailed in the leaked NNPC memo as well as N1.1 trillion worth of crude oil allegedly stolen with 18 unregistered vessels linked to certain APC interests.”

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