- The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the PDP is only an attack dog
- The party said the PDP has failed to fulfill its role as an opposition in the country
- The APC's national vice chairman said the PDP must learn that constructive criticism is an integral part of democracy
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a political attack dog, Punch reports.
The national vice chairman of the APC (south south), Hilliard Eta, said the PDP must learn the art of constructive criticism.
Condemning the recent PDP’s criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year Day message to Nigerians which the party described as “depressing, annoying” and lacking in substance, Eta said, constructive criticism is an integral part of democracy which should be encouraged.
He also said the PDP has failed in playing the role of a constructive critic government and has reduced itself to an attack dog of every government’s pronouncement.
Eta said: “I wish that the PDP will be more constructive and add some value to our democratic experience.
“The President has made a speech. He had said some things that his administration had achieved, he has set out the plan for 2018, the most constructive way for the PDP to have attacked the President’s address would have been to proffer their own kind of solution if they have any.
“It’s not that every time something happens the PDP begins to behave like an attack dog. They are not proffering solutions.
“Okay, if you say the President was not making sense when he said there was a conspiracy with regards to the fuel situation, proffer your own solution and tell Nigerians why you did not bring those solutions when you were there for 16 years.
“It is just unfortunate we just have an attack dog, we don’t have a responsible opposition party. Nigerians are a responsible people, they will not hastily forget the first 16 years of the current democratic experience so they will not forget, no matter how you attack this government, and it will still not becloud their sense of judgement," Eta said.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the PDP said it would capture Lagos state in the next general election.
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The PDP said it would shock the All Progressives Congress in 2019 elections especially in Lagos state.
The party also described the performance of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode as “dismal’' saying the people of Lagos cannot wait for him to end his tenure.
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