Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Nigeria Under Political, Economic Siege — Labour Party
By Abbas Jimoh
Apr 6 2016 5:00AM

The Labour Party (LP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of putting the nation under siege.

National chairman of the party, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, said yesterday in Abuja that the last 10 months of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration had not brought ‘joy’ to the land, but  fears as well as political and economic siege.

He said in a statement that the mentality of the present administration had created a nation without coherent practice of ethics, values and processes, but excessive action, taxes and laws that prevent growth, while government’s intervention in the economy remained controversial.

According to the statement, “APC’s ‘change’ has only been successful in the furtherance of the siege mentality, whereby Nigerians are being oppressed, isolated and manipulated in the face of the negative maneuvering of the ruling party.

“The APC government despite purposeful intervention by well-meaning Nigerians, the Labour Party, civil societies and  the NBA, has created a corridor of consistent flouting of the ethics of good governance, participatory democracy along sacred laws of the land in the pursuit of perceived and contrived idealism, thereby making effective opposition low, and multi-lateral thinking deficient.”

Abdulsalam said what was glaring was the efficacy of government’s propaganda, which had consistently given excuses to cover up economic misfortune. He said President Buhari must be reminded that there is no fuel, electricity, gas, food and peace in the land.


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