Sunday, May 24, 2015

Nigeria Labour Party Doubts APC’s Ability to Fulfil Campaign Promises
24 May 2015
ThisDay, Nigeria
Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

Ahead of the Friday's transition of government, the Labour Party has criticised the All Progressives Congress (APC) for an alleged move to shift ground on it's support for fuel subsidy policy.

The party expressed doubt about the ability of the incoming APC government to deliver on its campaign promises claiming that the recently held Policy Dialogue of the Party whereby proposals were being made for the removal of petroleum subsidy is nothing but a sheer display of a policy somersault.

A statement issued on Sunday by the National Secretary of the Labour Party, Mr.  Kayode Ajulo, warned the President-elect and his party  "not to take Nigerians for granted as the people are very clear as to the type and depth of change they want and will not be taken in by any thoughtless excuse or attempt at cajoling them."

According to the statement, the recent Policy Dialogue organized by APC to discuss the implementation of the change it promised Nigerians is an indication that the party may not have been well-prepared for governance after all .

"They had no strategy nor sound methodology for effecting the change they promised. The campaign promises and manifesto were merely public relations gimmicks and  mere fraud, which no lavender words can moderate, " he said.

"As we have always maintained, the APC have shown themselves by this singular wrong and heartbreaking move on the eve of handover that they are merely "PDP re-packaged" and old wine-in-new skin which will soon rupture. They are like leopard trying to lose their spots in order to deceive the lamb. But reality is finding them out very early in the day even before they don the toga of office."

"It is interesting that APC had to go and import a former British Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair, as speaker at the occasion whereas there are many other credible and pro-people leaders around the world and even in Africa.”

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