By Ben Agande
Kaduna—Former governor of old Kaduna State and National Chairman of Peoples Redemption Party, PRP, Alhaji Abdulkadir Musa, said, yesterday, that All Progressive Congress, APC, rode to power on the back of false and empty promises.
Speaking at the 54th National Executive Committee of the party in Kaduna yesterday, Balarabe Musa said APC has not given Nigerians anything but hardship in its three years in power with none of the promises made by the party in 2015 being fulfilled.
According to him, the economy, which was one of the main campaign issues of APC, has remained comatose, unemployment has assumed critical proportions, insecurity among other issues have become life threatening and worrisome.
His words: “As you are all aware, our nation today remains in a very sorry state despite all the lofty promises and flowery speeches made by the ruling government of All Progressive Congress, APC, at the inception of the administration in 2015.
“The economy remains comatose, and in some sectors, particularly in industry and commerce, it is even getting worse. Monetary and fiscal management has continued to lack coherence and consistency, or even predictability and strategic planning.
“Unemployment, particularly among the youths, who constitute the bulk of our population, has assumed critical proportions and is now, for all practical purposes, a national emergency.
“Yet, this APC administration, which rode to power on the back of false promises to this generation of hapless young men and women, seems to have no answers to this ticking time bomb beyond slogans such as N-Power.
“In the name of an anti-corruption campaign, the government has been consistently assaulting due process and the Rule of Law. Court orders are flagrantly disobeyed by the very institutions that should enforce them.
“Basic democratic rights are being cynically abused. While talking glibly about fighting corruption, the government shamelessly looks askance where corruption is exposed within its own very ranks, closets and cocoons.
“APC, both at the centre and the states it controls, has proved that it has little or nothing else to provide Nigerians other than further mass impoverishment, frustration and hardship.”