President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Sunday accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of planning to sell the remaining investment of the federal government, if voted into power on February 16.
The president made this remark in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital during his presidential campaign in the state.
He noted that within the sixteen years that the PDP piloted the affairs of this country, the party succeeded in selling the Nigeria Airways, NITEL. NICOM and many other valuable investments of the federal government of Nigeria.
According to him, the party was warming up to return into the saddle to sell the remaining investment for their personal aggrandizement, saying that was the main reason the party was accusing APC from every corner to deceive Nigerians.
President Buhari noted that the damages the party did to the economic sector of the country cannot be rebuilt in just four years of his administration.
The Nigerian leader further appealed to Nigerians never to allow the past mistakes of the PDP to repeat itself otherwise the country would be recorded as the notable capital of poverty .
President Buhari, therefore, assured that even if he has made some mistakes, Nigerians should give him a second chance, adding that he would implement a perfect governance that would favor every Nigerian in the next four years that he would pilot the affairs of the country.
Buhari reminded the people about how he handled the country during his military regime between 1983_ 1987, pointing out that it was that vindication that made him to come out for political power in 2003 up till now. “I will continue with the serious fight against corruption at all governmental units and ensure that insecurity in the country would be tackled with serious commitments,” he vowed.
Earlier, the national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshomhiole, said that the PDP raped the national treasury very naked, now trying to come back to devour the remnants of what they had left.
According to him, since they had sold almost all the federal government investment, if Nigerians should allow them to come back into the corridors of power, the next action he said would be to sell the entire country, appealing to Nigerians never to allow them into the corridor of power.
He accused the PDP members of saying that the APC led government was accommodating corrupt politicians for the party to win the 2019 general elections.
“There in no corrupt person that would go unpublished under the leadership of APC.
“The PDP men were seriously trembling because they are very much aware that they had failed the country and its people,” he lamented.
Speaking further, the APC national chairman advised Nigerians never to allow PDP to deceive them for the second time, saying that the people should reflect on the unfortunate eighteen years rule of the party .
Continuing, Oshiomhole noted that during the sixteen years rule of the PDP, the country was importing rice, saying that during APC regime, the country was self sufficient in rice production.
He said that during the PDP period, the price of fuel was very high, saying that the then government did not utilize the oil revenue very judiciously. “If some one deceived you for the first time, he who deceived you is a fool but if you allow him to deceive you for the second time you that was deceived has become the fool,” he further lamented.
In his own speech, the state Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, who is the state coordinator for APC presidential campaign in the state, urged the people not to fall prey to the sweet words and campaign strategies of the PDP, noting that the party has nothing to offer Nigerians.
He also appealed to Nigerians to reelecte President Muhammadu Buhari to enable him consolidate on the gains of democracy which he said the president had already started to rebuild the country.