The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) does not bother about the pains most Nigerians are going through, especially the recently abducted school girls in Dapchi.
The opposition party also condemned a unification rally and celebrations held in Akure capital of Ondo state on Saturday to mark the one year in office of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, where some bigwigs of APC including its National Chairman were attendance.
In a statement signed Sunday in Abuja, ADP National Chairman Engr. Yabagi Sani, said holding such rally at a time when most Nigerians are still in pains of abducted Dapchi girls shows that “APC as a party is not bothered by the pains of the people and whose leadership does not learn from history.”
“It is unthinkable that the APC will not be able to put off any scheduled celebrations in solidarity with the family of the over 100 missing girls.
“This is the same blunder the PDP committed in 2014 when at a few days after the Chbok abduction they went to Kano and the army of APC propagandists led by Lai Mohammed swooped on them. calling them names that led to their eventual fall.”
Yabagi Sani also said the ADP was sad that history was repeating itself and the APC with its government was carrying on as if it is nothing serious.
“First they lied that more than half of the girls were recovered; later they claimed they were waiting to get reports from parents and now days have started counting while the Chibock tragedy remains unresolved.
“As for us in ADP we are finding it difficult to explain the lackadaisical attitude of the political party in power. It is beyond describing the abduction as a national tragedy or giving it names; it is about taking steps to immediately bring the Children back It is not about passing blames, it is about making concerted efforts and being open with the challenges and limitations government is facing.
“Let the APC and its government be serious and open, this is a national challenge that all of us must work to resolve. If they continue to pretend and lie that all is well, dancing at rallies and consumed with 2019 passion, they may as well be the disaster that has befallen our nation at this time” the ADP Chairman concluded.