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Nigeria collapsing under a retired general, inept APC – Ayu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has regretted that Nigeria is becoming ungovernable, and is sharing her sovereignty with terrorists. PDP National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, said the country is collapsing under a retired general.

Ayu, who spoke shortly after the inauguration of the new National Working Committee (NWC) of the party on Friday, said Nigeria is drifting dangerously towards a failed state. He noted that the All Progressives Congress (APC), has mismanaged the nation’s diversity in the last six years, adding that the party has “divided the country along regional and religious lines.

“It has exacerbated religious tensions in the country. “And through its marriage to nepotism, the incompetent APC- Federal Government is fueling secessionist agitations in the East and West of Nigeria.” He stated that the only legacy of the APC in the last six years is two economic recessions and a sluggish Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate of below two per cent. Ayu noted that the nation’s total debt stock now stood at over $90 billion, adding that the exchange rate regime has depleted N324 against the US dollar. He however assured that the PDP administration will change the narrative and unite the people. According to him, “We will deepen the content of our democracy. We will rebuild our collapsed economy. “We will make Nigerians the focus of development. We will expand our international vision beyond Niger Republic. “We will check the rampaging insecurity.

We will restore Nigeria’s lost glory. And we will reclaim our dignity, destiny and pride as the Giant of Africa. “PDP is the only organic political party in Nigeria that has remained a credible, tested, tasted and trusted mass movement since the return of democracy in 1999. “Other political parties have either fizzled away or merged with others,” Ayu said He assured that the new NWC would return PDP back to the people, adding that the party is not unmindful of its missed steps and actions in the past, but have learnt its lessons, “both in government and in opposition.

“Today, we stand tall, and with a firm resolve to rebuild our great party and rescue our nation.” Ayu said the PDP has a history of performance and legacy achievements, noting that in the 16 years the party was in power, it not only gave Nigerians good governance, it also strengthened democratic institutions so as to add value to the people. “In an unprecedented move, we stabilised our democracy by sanitising the armed forces of politically exposed officers. “We gave Nigeria her first-ever successful transition from one civilian administration to another in 2007. “To the disbelief of all watchers of African politics, we willingly conceded defeat in 2015, and handed over power to an opposition party in 2015,” he stated. The National Chairman pledged that the new NWC would be guided by consultation, team-work, internal democracy and national interest.

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