The All Progressives Congress (APC) has attacked former vice president Atiku Abubakar for saying that Nigerians cannot wait for the PDP to return to power.
Newspot reports that after a meeting with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Thursday, Abubakar said Nigerians criticised the Muhammadu Buhari administration over the level of insecurity in the country.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain added that he had never seen the country in such a bad state.
He had said: “I believe Nigerians can’t wait for 2023 to come so that PDP will return.
“I have never seen it this bad, I’m seventy plus. I have never seen it this bad in terms of security challenges, in terms of unemployment. I have never seen it so bad — this is the worst.”
But in a terse statement on Friday, National Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, John Akpanudoedehe, said Nigeria will not return to its past years under the PDP.
Akpanudoedehe said the opposition party was in power for 16 years, yet the party was a failure and had nothing to show for the time spent.
The statement reads: “Alhaji Atiku Abubakar ought to know that Nigerians can never return to Egypt again. They cannot vote the PDP in 2023 having tested the party and known that it is a failure. In other words, nothing good can come out of PDP.
“They were there for 16 years without anything to show for it. The achievements of our party in the less than eight years in power has eclipsed the PDP 16 wasted years.
“APC is not in the class with the PDP in many ways.”