The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has issued a sharp response to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), dismissing claims that opposition parties are behind the recent wave of protests erupting across Nigeria.
As reported by Dailypost, in a statement attributed to APC National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Felix Morka, the APC accused opposition parties of orchestrating protests witnessed in Niger and Kano States on Monday, attributing them to the prevailing economic crisis.
In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, the PDP highlighted concerns regarding economic hardship, security lapses, and rampant corruption, placing blame squarely on the policies implemented by the Tinubu administration.
The statement reads partly, “It is sad that in all of these, President Tinubu is missing in action as he holidays in France at the expense of the Nigerian treasury.”
“The APC must understand and come to terms with the fact that there is frustration in the land because of the suffocating economic and social policies; laidback attitude to security and massive corruption in the Tinubu administration.”
“Instead of being hypocritical by pointing fingers at the opposition, the APC should admit the failure of its policies and take urgent and concrete action to get President Tinubu to lift his knees off the neck of Nigerians so that the people can breathe.”
Furthermore, it called attention to President Tinubu’s absence from addressing the mounting challenges, questioning his whereabouts as Nigerians grapple with increasing frustration.