The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday took a swipe at the All Progressives Congress (APC) which it described as a party of internal contradictions, saying the recent ill-treatment of a widow in Benin, the Edo State capital by Governor Adams Oshiomhole showed the party to be really anti-people.
Gov. Oshiomhole had told a widow, who was hawking by the roadside in contravention of traffic laws, that she should ‘go and die’ amid her cries and pleas for mercy as her wares were confiscated by security agents.
The action of the governor was described as ‘wicked’ by the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh in a statement on Sunday.
Metuh said APC had finally unveiled itself and its “inherent contradictions in the messianic pretenses of the APC against its lead role in the cascading anti-people actions and utterances.
“This minute, APC evangelizes Nigerians on fine points of good governance and nationalism, claiming they are the ones sent, while the next minute the same APC leaders are caught with sharp sword on the soul of the nation.
“The actual meaning of APC is ‘Anti-Peoples Congress’ and this party’s main ideology is the dehumanisation of Nigerians.
“Over the weekend, we saw the Pharaoh Khufu of the 4th dynasty Egypt play out in Edo, where the sorrowful tears of a downtrodden widow, prostrate at the feet of the governor, pleading for leniency, could neither provoke emotion, leniency nor restraint.
“Rather she got a piercing arrow of a wicked utterance unbecoming of an elected public officer”, PDP said.