The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday, November 22, criticised the visit of governors of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to former President Goodluck Jonathan, stating it is an apology to the opposition party over the lies told by the ruling party to grab power.
This was contained in a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, in Abuja on Sunday.
According to the PDP, the visit has further affirmed that “Nigeria, as a nation, is better under the governance of the PDP.”
1st News had reported the governors met with the former president in his Abuja residence on the occasion of his 63rd birthday anniversary.
The PDP stated: “The visit, which is a clear endorsement of the acceptability of the PDP administration, also indicates that the APC, in 2015, only created artificial symbols of misgovernance, corruption, as well as other alleged misgivings just to discredit our party; and also grab the levers of power to achieve their selfish desires.
“It is evident that the Jonathan administration succeeded in office; basically because our party understands the nuances of our nation; which we translated into people-oriented policies and also programmes, in line with the manifesto of our party, to make life comfortable for Nigerians.
“This visit to Jonathan by the APC governors is a direct acceptance of the successes recorded by our party; in building a strong nation with a virile economy that was rated as one of the fastest-growing economies of the world.
“The visit is, therefore, a subtle step by APC governors into the corridors of the PDP; in agreement that our party holds the solution to the myriads of problems; brought to our nation by their APC and President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Therefore, the PDP receives the visit by APC governors as an apology by the APC to our party; and Nigerians over the lies; beguilements; and other irresponsible allegations deployed by the APC to grab power; only to lead our nation on a journey to nowhere.”
The PDP also cautioned Nigerians to be watchful of the antics of the APC that have failed in governance; and the management of its own affairs.
“For us in the PDP, the unity, stability, progress, and development of our dear nation remain paramount; and as such, we will not allow the failed APC and its pranksters; who have betrayed the trust of Nigerians, to mislead them once again,” the main opposition party declared.