The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the anti-corruption drive of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is a vengeance mission, targeted at members of the PDP and its associates.
The opposition party further stated that the plan of the Buhari administration is to harass and intimidate members of the opposition with the use of anti-corruption war, stressing that the government has by its “own acts of omission and commission”, presented itself as “non-inclusive and sectional”.
The acting national chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, in a New Year message to Nigerians on Thursday, also accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of “feeding Nigerians with false propaganda” adding that the governing party was not prepared for governance.
The PDP, which asked all Nigerians in this New Year to remain focused and not despair, noting that the APC was “a gang-up of aggrieved people” to take over power, as it claimed the government has deepened the socio-economic problems of the nation.
The opposition party said to date, the ruling APC does not have a clear agenda as to how to bring about the change they promised during the electioneering period.
According to Metuh: “Nigerians have seen the chaotic situation at hand orchestrated by the incoherent policy initiatives of APC-led government. Yes, this is the reality we face. From the confusion in the subsidy question to the insurgency conundrum. From the discredited anti-corruption fight to the confusion in the government’s economic policy.
“Consequently, we are now faced with worsening fuel crisis; free fall of the naira; job losses; worsening insurgency; the shi’ite/military clash; renewed Biafran agitation and general insecurity. In the middle of all this, it is clear that the APC government is pursuing a one-party state agenda considering its inordinate schemes to ‘take over’ PDP controlled states.
“We must repose our faith in God, the only one that can guide the leadership of this country to take actions that would genuinely correct past mistakes, rebuild our economy, give all Nigerians a sense of belonging and secure our country.
“Our prayer is that in 2016 Nigerians will live in peace, love our brotherhood and would be alive to their citizenship responsibility of engaging the government so that it can work for national reconciliation, reconstruction and development”.