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APC A Government of Lies, Propaganda, Says Ex- President, Jonathan

FORMER President Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday, again, lashed out at the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration for running government of lies and propaganda.


Speaking in Abuja, on Thursday, while receiving in audience one of the contenders to the Office of the national Chairman of the party, Professor Tunde Adeniran and his campaign team, Jonathan declared that he the PDP did well from May 29 1999 till May 29 2015 when it handed over power to the APC, saying since then till date the APC administration had done nothing to show as an achievement for the nation.

He stated that the party had been ruling through lies and deployment of hi-tech propaganda to cover up its misrules.

Jonathan, who cited instances to back up his claim, challenged the administration to a public discuss over his submission.

According to him,”PDP administration for 16 years did well and will continue to do well but this administration has done nothing, the administration is full lies and propaganda.

“In the power sector, we did well to revive it.A state governor cruised our government, saying any serious government should be able to fix the power within six months. Today, the APC has been power for how many years? Fortunately, the then governor is in the APC government as a minister.”

Jonathan, however, said all hope was not lost as the PDP would go all out and put its house in order for it to return to power in 2019 since Nigerians had been able to see things for themselves on the differences between the APC and the PDP.
“With the rate at which people are coming around to associate with a party that lost elections, it shows that the people still believe in the PD. With the numbers and calibers  of the People coming out to vie for the seat of the national Chairman and offices of our party, it shows that our party still has another chance.”

He declared that for the party to get it right and regain its lost glory, it would need a competent, reliable and courageous  national chairman who would then lead the party to victory in 2019.

According to Jonathan, “The contest for the office of the national chairman is very interesting, this is healthy competition, many of the aspirants have been coming here, this will allow the delegates to choose the best among them at the Convention.

“However, for the party to make a headway, we need a national Chairman that will select credible and reliable candidates for various elective offices at the various level of governments from the Presidency to the councillorship.

“We need a national Chairman who will be courageous enough to call the president to order if we wins the Presidency and the president is going astray, he must not be someone that when the party takes position on issues, he will change.

“We need a national chairman who will rule the party democratically and carry others along, in fact, the national Chairman is the leader of the party, it is not the way round.”

Jonathan disclosed that with his long interaction with Professor Adeniran and testimonies of other party leaders, he possessed all it needed to lead the party at this critical point of time and wished  him success in the race.

He, however, advised party members and the aspirants not to allow the convention to cause another crisis in the party, saying the contest should be seen as a family affair.

In his remarks, Professor Adeniran Stated that initially he was not interested in the race, but the need to rebuild and reposition the party ahead the 2019 general election prompted him to join the race.

Professor Adeniran Said he was in the race to make the party to regain its lost glory and give Nigerians the real dividends of democracy that had eluded them since the PDP lost power in 2015.

Speaking earlier, a member of the Board of Trutees (BoT) of the party, Professsor Jerry Gana and the Director-General of Tunde Adeniran Campaign Organisation, Alhaji Shehu Musa Gaban, extolled the virtues of Adeniran whom they described as the best man for the job based on his records of service both in the party and public service.

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