The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has boasted that it will score a “landslide victory in the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections to surprise both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)”.
Explaining reasons for its claims, the party in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alfa Mohammed, said Nigerians are tired of the failed APC- led federal government.
Alfa noted that the Buhari-led government has not only impoverished the masses but plunged the economy of the country into its present state which has driven away potential foreign investors.
“The interest and agenda of all Nigerians in 2019 is to sack the failed APC Government and entrench an SDP-led Federal Government that will drive the desired positive change”, he said.
“Nigerians are tired of a government which has failed woefully in providing security for its citizens, and pretends to be leading an anti- corruption crusade, yet deeply engrained in corrupt practices.”
“How can the APC goverment explain the statement by its Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed last week that the Federal Goverment spends N3.5m monthly to feed the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, El-Zakzaky and his wife while the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazzau confirmed recently that the same government spends N14,000 daily to feed each prisoner?
The statement noted that “it is further confirmation of the extent of the unimaginable corruption being perpetrated by this government.
“The implication of this is that, if summed up, averagely, it cost the Federal Government N420,000 to feed each prisoner monthly.
“This figure is far below the N3.5m the APC Government claims it is spending to feed the leader of the Shiite group and his wife monthly.
“It is rather very ironical that the APC Government can afford to engage in wasteful spending , yet cannot afford to pay it’s loyal civil servants a paltry sum of N30, 000 minimum wage they are demanding for.
“Nigerians are tired of the lies and deception and will not hesitate to vote SDP which stands for equity, justice and fairness, into power in 2019. A party that is youth and women friendly and have zero tolerance for corruption.
“A party like the SDP which is committed to the welfare and well being of the masses is what Nigerians are looking for at this time to end all the impunity, gross abuse of due process and massive corruption ravaging this country to revamp the economy,” he said.