Incoming National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, has expressed the desire for a stronger coalition by opposition political parties to rescue the country from the alleged misrule of the All Progressives Congress (APC) federal administration.
Receiving a delegation of opposition parties led by the spokesman of the Coalition of United Political Parties ( CUPP), Ikenga Ugochinyere, earlier today (Monday Nov 29) at his residence, in Abuja, the PDP leader alleged that the APC administration, apart from failing to keep its campaign promises to secure the country among others, had ruined the country’s economy.
Lamenting that things had become so bad in Nigeria that the currency of Somalia, adjudged a failed state by all indices, had become stronger than the Naira, Ayu said: “What is it that APC as a government has done wrong for example? They are destroying the quality of life of this country, dividing our people by nepotism. They are borrowing money heavily, decreasing the lives of Nigerians and generations to come will be paying off those debts.
“They are not investing that money into any productive venture…Nigeria has become the poverty headquarters.
“Things have gone wrong and it is the responsibility of every political party to point them out and provide alternative ways of tackling them. And I believe that if we join hands together, we will change this country to be better,” Ayu stated.
“So, I charge all of you to strengthen Nigeria so that more voices will be speaking about that it shouldn’t just be PDP. We are a multi party democracy, so all of you have a responsibility to articulate those issues that are affecting our people…
“You have the duty to educate Nigerians that eight more years of this government will cause complete disaster for the country. It will lead to the breakup of this country and everything should be done to educate Nigerian to democratically remove this government because they are the biggest cancer affecting Nigeria today at every level.”
Earlier, Ugochinyere, while congratulating Ayu on his election as PDP chairman, expressed hopes that his leadership would reposition the opposition coalition in the run-up to the 2023 polls.
“We believe that once you are sworn-in, you will help to rebuild the coalition to make it stronger this time around so that together all of us can work and ensure that the country gets the kind of leadership it deserves in 2023,” he said.