PDP flays APC manifesto as roadmap to anarchy
The PDP has described the manifestos of the APC as a roadmap to anarchy typical of all anti-democratic coalitions.
Mr Olisa Metuh, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, said in Abuja on Thursday at a news conference that the APC manifesto lacked character and depth and that it did not address any issue.
Metuh said that the manifesto ranked security of lives and property low and gave no clue as to the party`s preparedness to tackle terrorism in the country.
He said that the APC had no credible recipe for job creation nor had it shown the strength of character to fight corruption more than what the PDP was doing at the moment.
“The PDP created anti corruption agencies such as the ICPC, the EFCC and established the Freedom of Information Act to further give teeth to the war on graft.
“The Federal Government has shown no preferences in its battle on corruption as senior party leaders have at one time or another been made to face the law on charges of corruption.”
He said that the spirited defence for the suspended CBN Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, mounted by the APC was because its leaders benefited immensely from his regime.
The party spokesman further debunked APC `s claim that it was the first political party in the country to launch a code of conduct.
According to him, the PDP in 2006, launched a comprehensive code of conduct under an omnibus entitled “Survival Kit”.
“This kit contained documents such as Desirable Qualities of a Member and Code of Conduct for PDP aspirants and candidates.
“We also have the Peoples Democratic Institute, an intellectual arm of the party whose major work is the systemic research, inculcation and internalisation of democratic ethos,”Metuh said.
He further said that the recent opinion poll which the APC said it derived its manifesto from was a familiar product from political party that subsisted in lies and deception.
“They sponsored same in Anambra and their governorship candidate, Chris Ngige, came a distant third.
“This is after they sponsored same in Ondo where its candidate in the governorship election, Rotimi Akeredolu also came third,” Metuh said.
He, however, warned that the unseen thrust of the APC manifesto was to balkanise the country and cause disaffection among the people.