- The All Progressives Congress (APC) recently dropped the ‘change’ slogan and adopted ‘progress’ as its new slogan
- In reaction, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the action is aimed at deceiving Nigerians
- According to the opposition, Nigeria has not witnessed the change the APC promised before coming to power in 2019
The PDP has told the APC to perish the thought of deceiving and beguiling Nigerians by its attempt to changing its slogan from ‘change’ to 'progress.'
In a statement by the party's spokesman, Kola Ologbodiyan, the PDP described such thought as a “direct insult on the intelligence of Nigerians and the worst form of deceit from a failed political party that had brought nothing but hunger, afflictions and daily bloodletting to the nation.”
Ologbodiyan said Nigeria has not witnessed the change the APC promised, adding that “all the campaign promises upon which they rode to power have all turned out to be lies.”
The statement read: “Whereas under the APC misrule all aspects of our national life have witnessed unprecedented deterioration, its leaders are busy thinking of how to beguile Nigerians with a change of slogan instead of preparing their handover notes.
“It is a notorious fact that the APC has nothing to progress with unless they mean the perpetuation of their misrule, violation of human rights, de-marketing of our nation, wrecking of our economy, increased unemployment, instigating of disunity among the people as well as the acute hunger and poverty for which they have become synonymous.
“It is imperative to inform these APC leaders that the solution to the problems they have unleashed on our nation today does not lie in sloganeering. Rather, our nation requires a new leadership of qualitative Nigerians endowed with indepth knowledge in the areas of economy, security and good governance.
“We therefore urge Nigerians to shun this contrivance of another deceptive lexicon aimed to once again beguile our people, now that election is around the corner.”
The APC convention, however, was not devoid of drama as delegates from Imo and Delta states engaged themselves in a fist fight, throwing brooms at each other.
Outside the venue, a group of party members from Zamfara state protested over their inability to enter the convention venue on the insistence of security agencies.
Addressing journalists outside the Eagles Square, Muhammad Bello Bakyasuwa, state publicity secretary of the Senator Kabir Garba Marafa faction of the party in the state, insisted that they are the legitimate APC faction in Zamfara.
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