The Peoples Democratic Party has said that Tuesday’s mega rally by the All Progressives Congress indicates that the ruling party is insensitive to the plight of Nigerians.
It said that the APC was in Umuahia, Abia State capital, to spit on the faces of suffering Nigerians as well as the graves of those that have died due to what it described as the hardship occasioned by the alleged misgovernment of the ruling party in its nearly three years in office.
The spokesperson for the PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, made the position of the party known in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.
He said, “Nigerians were disheartened to see leaders of the ruling party dancing away and making vain speeches at a time when millions are still traumatized over killings in Benue and other parts of the country, while many more are groaning under the pains of economic hardship worsened by the unabating fuel crisis in the country.
“If the APC had an iota of regard for Nigerians, it would, at this moment, be brainstorming on the many woes it has caused the nation and how to shore up the economy ruined by its tactless government.
“The Umuahia rally has also shown that the APC leaders are not in any way interested in the welfare of Nigerians but in their selfish, political and pecuniary interests.
“This even manifested in their empty speeches wherein they could not present the people with any achievement or plans for future development.
“Perhaps the APC would have learnt a lesson from the scanty turnout of Nigerians at the mega rally.”
Ologbondiyan added that the alleged cold response by the attendees and the refusal of the people to brandish brooms and the total absence of cheers for the APC leaders, including the National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, constitute a loud act of rejection of the party.