The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has come under fire again as a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Mr Nuhu Ribadu, and the Osun State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, on Wednesday, contended that the Federal Government under the leadership of the PDP has failed the nation through poor governance.
Aregbesola and Ribadu were speaking at the 74th birthday ceremony of the national chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Chief Bisi Akande, at Ila Orangun, in Osun State. According to them, the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration had lost focus in providing responsive leadership for the nation.
For Ribadu, a presidential candidate of the ACN in the 2011 general election: “By now, Nigerians can decipher the difference between what the PDP represents and the aspirations of the people in terms of democratic dividends.” He however expressed optimism that the progressives under the banner of the ACN would take over the reins of governance in 2015, imploring Nigerians not to lose hope in exploiting the benefits of democratic rule.
In his own contribution, Governor Aregbesola said: “It is obvious to all that the ruling party at the federal level has failed in the management of the nation’s economy. But a better alternative is on the way when the opposition would assume leadership of the country… If you look at the other parties, especially the PDP, you will notice that the members are permanently at war with each other, with the leadership seat as unstable as the sea. If they are not in court challenging their leaders, members are formed into factions, openly defying their leaders and the party. How do you expect such party to have the agenda of the people in their scheme of things. It is impossible.”