The Peoples Democratic Party has called the APC a party of hypocrites followingWednesday’s rejection by the All Progressives Congress senators of the N5,000 monthly stipend for the unemployed youths.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Olisa Metuh, in a statement he issued in Abuja on Thursday claimed that the APC never had the intention of honouring any of its campaign promises.
“The PDP declares that it is absolutely obvious to all that the APC came to power riding on monumental lies and deceit in making promises they had no intention to keep.
“All they wanted was to get to power and they achieved this with their lying tongues.
“Indeed, the unanimity displayed by the APC senators in rejecting the promised N5, 000 monthly welfare package, especially coming after their party and the Presidency had made futile efforts to distance themselves from it, further stresses the duplicitous spirit of the APC and its reprehensible insensitivity to the feelings and aspirations of Nigerians, especially the unsuspecting youths, women and the indigent, who they shamelessly swindled with false promises.”
Metuh said Nigerians should not expect any sincere action from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government on the other promises, including monthly allowance to unemployed graduates; free meals and scholarship to school children; and bringing the naira at par with the US dollar.
“Our position remains that the APC has sufficiently confirmed to the world that they have a lot to learn on the leadership values of honesty, integrity, credibility and forthrightness,”