The All Progressives Congres (APC) has slammed its main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari's Independence Day speech.
Slamming the former ruling party in a statement by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary Yakubu Nabena, titled ‘PDP needs total deliverance for attacking PMB’s Independence Day speech–APC,’ the party urged Nigerians to pray for PDP.
Nabena who held that Buhari's Independence Day message gave hope to many Nigerian, said that it was clear the former ruling party lacked the vision and ideal dream of how to build a nation.
It will be recalled that prominent Nigerians had criticized President Buhari's Independence Day's speech.
Buhari's comment on Independence Day particularly triggered the reaction of top PDP big wigs.
Holding that President Buhari's speech gave hope to Nigerians, Nabena said:
“It has become clearer that the main opposition PDP and its elements need the sympathies of all well-meaning Nigerians because the vision and the ideal dream on how to build a great nation seems to have eluded the former ruling party.
“President Muhammadu Buhari in his Independence Anniversary message gave hope to Nigerians and Nigerians trust their leader whose integrity has been proven.
“The misinterpretation of Mr President’s Independence Day speech by the PDP is an act of irresponsibility that requires prayer warriors to make it whole.
“The reassurance given by the President’s speech, especially to lift about 100 million Nigerians out of poverty, should ordinarily fascinate all patriots, but because of bad politics, the PDP and its elements would blind their eyes to such re-proclamation and others.
“Understandably, the PDP leaders would prefer continuity of the locust era but the reassuring takeaway in the speech of Mr President is a spoiler to their evil plans. The speech further shows commitment to invest more in Buhari’s agrarian revolution, digital economy, medium and small scale industries as a sure way of gradually lifting people out of poverty.”
Nabena said for all the years it spent in power, the PDP lacked the courage to do this because of corruption.
“For us, we can only urge the prayer warriors around to always remember the dying PDP in prayers while Nigeria continues to move on the path of greatness,” he said.