You Have Betrayed Almajiris After Using Them To Get Power’ – PDP Blasts Buhari, APC
The Peoples Democratic Party has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress of betraying Almajirai and Nigeria’s poor and vulnerable after using them to grab power in 2015.
The claim was made on Monday in Abuja by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbodiyan, said this in a statement in Abuja, on Monday.
The party noted that the APC and its regime had continued to show their true colours especially as manifested in the neglect and dehumanising treatment they had meted out to poor and vulnerable Nigerians since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The statement read in part:
It also accused APC leaders of taking delight in insulting Nigerian youths who they denied job opportunities calling them lazy and unemployable.
Ologbodiyan noted that the same APC derided the then PDP administration which took the initiative towards solving the almajirai problem once and for all.
He further said:
The PDP accused the APC of reversing all those gains within a five year period. It maintained that the COVID-19 pandemic had further exposed the APC as a party without plans for Nigerians, which only came to grab power to enrich themselves at the expense of ordinary Nigerians.
The party urged Nigerians not to despair, but to rally among themselves, help each other and ensure that a party like APC, did not come to power at any level after the end of this tenure.
In response, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu said, “The baseless accusations of the PDP have become familiar.
However, let them know that the almajirai system is not an APC policy, he should talk to the states.”