“They’re fraudsters” – PDP replies APC over restructuring claim


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC as a party of fraudsters over its claim that President Muhammadu Buhari has begun restructuring the country.

In its recent edition of Progressives, the in-house magazine of the ruling party, the APC commended the President for the steps taken towards the implementation of the report of the 2014 National Conference and the report of the Nasir El-Rufai-led APC committee on true federalism.

According to the ruling party, the steps taken so far by the President are approving a new minimum wage of N30,000 for workers and granting of financial autonomy to local government councils.

Reacting to this claim made by the ruling party, Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Diran Odeyemi slammed the APC for lying to Nigerians about the claim.

According to him, “The restructuring Nigerians are yearning for is one that will free the states to leverage on their comparative advantage and not the approval of a minimum wage.

“The PDP has always insisted that the APC has run out of smart arguments. If to them, financial autonomy for local governments is what Nigerians have been asking for, we make bold to tell them that they are wrong.

“This is the way they claimed that they had technically defeated Boko Haram and yet, Nigerians are being killed on a daily basis. Nigeria is failing under its watch. It is shameful, fraudulent to link minimum wage approval to the restructuring of Nigeria. Have they even started the implementation of the new minimum wage,” he asked.


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