Northern Leaders To PDP: Stop Throwing Stones At Buhari, APC

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    By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja

    Prominent Northern leaders on Saturday refuted claims by some
    politicians in the country who are branding the All Progressives
    Congress (APC) government as clueless, commending the ruling party for
    providing the insight and leadership to achieve prosperity in Nigeria.

    The leaders also praised the ruling party for sanitizing the polity,
    reversing Nigeria’s economic decline and restoring law and order in
    the country.

    “The APC government is not clueless. It is on course to creating an
    inclusive and broad based economy that offers opportunities and jobs
    to all our people” the leaders said.

    The leaders who were in Abuja to take the temperature of Nigeria and
    to look back over the past 18 years said Nigeria can only be developed
    through sacrifice, hard work, dedication and commitment from its
    people at all levels.

    The leaders in a communiqué issued after the meeting in Abuja
    commended the ruling party for lifting Nigerians out of destitution
    and presenting a clear policy to tackle the economic challenges in the
    country.

    “APC remains focused and visionary. Nigeria is moving at multiple
    levels. There is a concentrated effort to purge corruption in the
    country” the leaders said.

    The communiqué was read by the chairman of APC United Front, Alhaji
    Ibrahim Musa.

    The leaders praised the ruling party for rescuing Nigeria from the
    excesses of democracy under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

    They described the 16 years of PDP government as a political
    earthquake in Nigeria’s history,

    “There was poverty, falling living standards of the ordinary people,
    environmental destruction, trouble in North-East, huge unemployment,
    broken infrastructure and massive corruption. There was decrepit in
    health and educational institutions. Nigeria’s economic situation
    suffered decline. PDP lacks fresh ideas” they said.

    Specifically, the leaders emphasized how PDP turned the nation into
    economic mess.

    They condemned in strongest terms the egregious display of hatred,
    narrow-mindedness and meanness by Goodluck Jonathan, Ayo Fayose,
    Willie Obiano, Nyesom Wike, Femi Fani-Kayode, Ebenezer Babatope, Reno
    Omokri, Timi Frank and Mr. Pharez Okpere.

    The leaders also commended the National Chairman of APC, Chief
    Odigie-Oyegun for his vision, which is anchored on unity of purpose
    and the desire to work together in order to move Nigeria to an era of
    economic and political transformation.

    “Chief John Odigie-Oyegun is selfless, disciplined and result
    oriented. He has become the standard by which political party chairmen
    are measured in and outside Africa. The APC national chairman is
    thinking outside the box and consolidating the ruling party.”

    The leaders while urging members of the civil society, the press and
    others not to join critics of President Muhammadu Buhari and APC in
    damaging Nigeria’s name on the world stage said the disagreement among
    major political actors in some APC states would not affect the
    electoral fortune of the party.

    “We are opposed to leadership that focuses on enriching itself. APC is
    giving effect to the will of the people and will continue in Gombe,
    Taraba, Kaduna, Kano, Kogi, Bauchi, Katsina, Benue and Jigawa. It will
    form the next government in Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi Delta, Bayelsa,
    Anambra, Ekiti and Osun.”

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